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Journal of the Nelson and Marlborough Historical Societies, Volume 2, Issue 3, 1989

(i) Sherry River Lime Co. Ltd

(i) Sherry River Lime Co. Ltd.

In 1975, A. Jack Shirtcliff opened a limestone quarry in the Sherry River Valley, and carted stone to a limeworks near his home, on the Slippery Road. It operated until 1981 and then closed, after having produced 24,361 tons of crushed lime. The quarry has also supplied large quantities of stone, for river protection purposes, and is still operating. It is one of the best sited quarries in the district, being on top of a limestone ridge and north-facing. A second bench has recently been opened, about 40 feet below the original.