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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE STONE QUARRIES AT COMBE DOWN

the mine heads to lift the stone on to wagons which were hauled on rails down the hill to a stone yard and wharf at Dolemead Widcombe There another crane was used to load the stone on to barg The cranes and the railway were designed by John Padmore I have not come across any figures for the quantities of stone extracted at Combe Down in...

Stone Mining in Combe Down and in the Bath Area My blog

Stone Mine Workings The stone mines at Combe Down were oolite limestone mines mainly worked in the 18th and 19th century The Bath stone used for many of the buildings in Bath was mined from beneath and around Combe Down The mines were closed in the 19th century but building work continued above ground with some roads and houses eventually...

Combe Down and Bathampton Down Mines

Combe Down and Bathampton Down Quarries grid reference make up a 622 hectare 1537 acre Site of Special Scientific Interest SSSI in Bath and North East Somerset notified in 1991 because of the Greater and Lesser Horseshoe bat population The disused quarries dates from the 17th and 18th Century and were used to extract Bath stone for the city of Bath and elsewhere in the UK...

Combe Down Mines Archaeological Laser Scanning APR

Combe Down Stone Mines located in Bath and North East Somerset was originally a site for the extraction of Bath Stone for use around the UK in the 17th and 18th centuri The mines are predominantly composed of Oolitic Limestone and are a Site of Special Scientific Interest SSSI due its protected Bat population...

The Combe Mine Stone Mine Stabilisation Project on Vimeo

This is The Combe Mine Stone Mine Stabilisation Project by Hydrock on Vimeo the home for high quality videos and the people who love them...

Box Ground Bath Stone It s back Stone Specialist

Mar 23 2011 0183 32 It was from this level that the Combe Down Stone was quarried in the 18th Century when vast quarries were being exploited south of Bath to provide the stone for the rapidly expanding and fashionable spa-town just across the river to the north It is also this level that produced the famous Box Ground Stone...

Stone mines and quarries

Having recently become a trustee of the Combe Down Stone Legacy Trust that operates what is presently called Ralph Allen Cornerstone but will soon be changing to The Museum of Bath Stone it seemed appropriate to touch on what started the village of Combe Down - the stone mines and quarri...

Graduate Trainees

Jul 23 2014 0183 32 Ianto Wain Joint Head of Heritage Management Services at OA South recently attended the opening of the Ralph Allen CornerStone Centre at Combe Down Bath This is an information centre and small museum housed in a purpose built state-of-the-art eco building and dedicated to the history of the village and to its historic stone mines which...

Hall Conservation Ltd » Combe Down Stones

Jan 17 2013 0183 32 The Combe Down Stones were taken from the Combe Down quarry located outside bath and are covered with graffiti from the mine Some of the pieces were cracked and fractured making them vulnerable to loss and further damage Small channels were cut into the back of the stone and 316 stainless steel dowels were mortared into the hol...

Combe Down Stone Mines Downloads

Between 2000 and 2009 Oxford Archaeology carried out an archaeological recording action during the stabilisation of the post-medieval underground stone mines at Combe Down Bath The mines which primarily date from the mid 18th to early 20th centuries had begun to collapse endangering the stability of the settlement above and OA s works were part of a major engineering project which...

Combe Down Mine

Combe Down Mine The mines in Combe Down are Oolitic Limestone mines worked mainly during the 18th and 19th Centuries to service the huge volumes of stone required to satisfy the demand of building developers in Bath Bristol and London...

Project To Stabilize The Village Of Combe Down

Nov 11 2019 0183 32 In Combe Down the surveys were completed before the onset of any underground activity and bench-marked the condition of each property A copy of the report was forwarded to each relevant property owner The surveys indicated that most of the properties in the village which are over the mine area itself displayed little or no signs of distress...

Historic stone wall restored and made into bench in Combe Down

Historic stone wall restored and made into bench in Combe Down A Bath College Stonemasonry student has been restoring part of a historic wall as part of the Ralph Allen stone mine project by the Museum of Bath Stone B NES Council and the UNESCO World Heritage Enhancement Fund...

Combe Down Stone Mines

The Council first recognised the instability of Combe Down Stone Mines as a major health and safety risk in the late 1980s and commissioned a team of geotechnical engineers to map and survey the min This work proved that the mine workings could potentially cover more than 25 hectares that the workings were over-extracted and that many of...

Bath stone

Bath Stone is an oolitic limestone comprising granular fragments of calcium carbonateOriginally obtained from the Combe Down and Bathampton Down Mines under Combe Down Somerset England its warm honey colouring gives the World Heritage City of Bath England its distinctive appearanceAn important feature of Bath Stone is that it is a freestone so-called because it can be...

Underneath Above « Neville Gabie

Combe Down Bath 2008/09 Commissioned by Frances Lord and Steve Geliot to develop a project in response to the filling of the Combe Downs Stone Mine Using detailed maps of mine routes under the village of Combe Down Neville Gabie developed a body of photographs a photograph taken underground juxtaposed with a photograph from what is directly...

BBC NEWS UK England Somerset Stone mine work

Oct 02 2009 0183 32 A £160m scheme to stabilise former stone mines near Bath has almost been completed The Combe Down mines are in places just 6ft 2m from the surface and buildings above them have had to be inspected by a surveyor to ensure they are safe...

A History of the Byfield Mine Combe Down Stone Specialist

The miles of Bath stone mines under Combe Down in south-east Bath are being filled in to avert the danger of the property above falling into them A History of the Byfield Mine Combe Down Stone...

combe down and bathampton down mines Info About Wha

Combe Down and Bathampton Down Mines Combe Down and Bathampton Down Quarries make up a 622 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest in Bath and North East Somerset notified in 1991 because of the Greater and Lesser Horseshoe bat population In the abandoned quarries dates from...

Bath Stone Mines

The Mines Today 5 main Stone mines still survive although most stone is now produced from quarries Monk s Park Corsham Wiltshire - works a light cream stone Stoke Hill Mine Bath - works the Stoke Ground bath stone a creamy buff weathering to a honey yellow colour Guiting Stone Mine Somerset - works a light pink/buff stone...

Sam Farr Photographer Combe Down Stone Mines

Combe Down Stone Min In 2002 I was lucky enough to be one of the first Newspaper photographers to go down the mines for many years I was accompanied by reporter Kylie Pentalow who now works for...

BBC NEWS UK England Somerset Mine stabilisation

Jun 04 2008 0183 32 A special underground tour is to take place in Bath to view the progress on the Combe Down Stone Mines project The mines are not normally open to visitors but a group of invited guests will be able to see the stabilisation works and meet the team...

Stabilising Combe Down stone mines Request PDF

Request PDF Stabilising Combe Down stone mines The engineering techniques and materials to tackle the problem of mine stabilization schemes were described The sand grade materials were used...

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Hydrock underground in Combe Down

Mar 18 2011 0183 32 Hydrock worked for over 5 years to stabilise the stone mines under the village of Combe Down in Bath hydrock...

Combe Down

The Combe Down Stone Mines Stabilisation Project has required research to establish the extent of the underground quarries Firs Mine and this sparked off a wider interest in development of the whole village The Combe Down Heritage Group published the Combe Down Heritage Trail in 2002 reprinted in 2004 and showed an exhibition about the...

1479 plates Combe Down Stone Mines Project

The Combe Down Stone Mines Stabilisation Project will be complete towards the end of 2009 when 25 hectares of very shallow limestone mine will have been filled with approximately 600 000 cubic metres of foamed concrete the largest project of its kind in the world...

Hydrock underground in Combe Down

Hydrock worked for over 5 years to stabilise the stone mines under the village of Combe Down in Bath hydrock...

Combe Down and Bathampton Down Mines

Geology Combe Down forms a plateau capped by Great Oolite limestones between the valley of the River Avon and Horsecombe Vale The geology of the region is dominated by rocks of Middle and Early Jurassic ag The Great Oolite is the uppermost lithologyThis is underlain by the clays of the Fuller s Earth Formation which in turn is underlain by limestones of the Inferior Oolite and the...