Hazelbury Quarry

The only open working in the area was Hazelbury Quarry, although was not considered important in the last century. It started as an open cast quarry in Medieval times – stone from here was transported some distance for the construction of churches and other religious buildings but in about 1894 it was incorporated into the underground workings. It was worked for hundreds of years before closing.

The new Hazelbury open cast quarry was opened in 1967 by Kingston Minerals providing stone for restoration work. Deep holes were dug down from the surface to try to extract the stone pillars which supported the roof of the old mine. It was finally closed around 1975 and then disappeared under thousands of tons of quarry waste and slurry.


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