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Billown Quarry

Period: 1834

NGR Easting: 226945

NGR Northing: 470200

Description: Modern lime quarry.

Quarrying at Billown appears to have begun in 1834 at the northern end of the site. Two large quarry pits, apparently disused and one of them partially wooded, are shown on the Ordnance Survey 1:2500 First Edition mapping of 1868; two sets of three lime kilns, both marked 'Old Limekilns' are associated with them.

The grid reference marks the centre of the older of the two abandoned quarries at the north end of the site, already wooded at the time of the Survey of 1868.

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Site & Monument Type: quarry

Category: National Monuments Record: Archaeological Sites [multi-site component]

Site ID number: 2138.10


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