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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62

Road to It

Road to It.

The access to this high level quarry has been laid out by a line from the main line, rising at a gradient of 1 in 20 to the base of the great blocks and ridges of stone. The position of this line is very suitable for the quarry, provided the hard stone does not extend down to any great depth below the level of the line, of which there is no evidence at present, as the base on which the hard stone rests appears to be soft granite. The road up to this quarry had cost about £1150, and if, as is estimated, the quantity of stone amounts to from 50 to 80,000 tons, it is certainly worth the expense of getting; but in fact, considering the state of the low level quarries, it is indispensible that this high level stone should be procured to finish off the work.