Quarries

distribution map

Identification of ancient quarries is notoriously difficult, mainly because they are commonly obliterated by more recent quarrying. This list therefore collects two sorts of sites which may be relevant to identifying the sources of stone in the Roman period: (a) outcrops and (b) quarries. Most of the latter are modern or mediaeval, but are recorded in case some of them turn out to have an unusually long history. The order is geographical, mixing the two sorts of sites. The map indicates only the main outcrop areas: solid triangles for Purbeck Marble, open ones for other Purbeck Limestone, ? for Sussex Marble and Alwalton Marble.

Before 2003-12-12 this list also contained occupation sites, which now appear in a separate list, which has the same order and subheadings as the present list.

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