NAME OF QUARRY.

NEAREST POST TOWN.

COUNTY.

COLOUR OF STONE.

Weight

Per Foot

Cube in Lbs.

REMARKS.

English Granites.

Anglesea .

Holyhead.

N. Wales..

White ...

..

This stone, sometimes called a granite, is really a quartz rock. Used for Holyhead Breakwater. Too hard to work for ordinary buildings.

Blackenstone, Dartmoor. . .

Moreton Hamp-sted.

Devonshire..

Grey..

...

Paving in Exeter and buildings. A porphyritic granite, with large brown crystals.

Boss . . . . . . . . . .

St Brenard..

Cornwall .

..

Used in London Bridge, British Museum, etc.

Burdon Hill . . . .

Leicester ...

Leicestershire .

Greenish..

..

Road metal, much used in Midlands.

BURTLEY . . . . . . .

Charlestown.

Cornwall .

..

London Bridge; British Museum; the Vatican, Rome, etc.

Carnsew . . . .

Penryn.

Do...

Bluish grey..

..

Very fine grain. Putney Bridge.

Charnwood. .

Loughborough .

Leicestershire .

Dark green, containing very little pink

186.8

Syenite.

Cheesewring. .

Looe Liskeard .

Cornwall ...

Grey..

183.4

Used at Westminster Bridge; Rochester Bridge, Birkenhead; Southampton and other Docks; Great Basses Lighthouse, Ceylon; Plymouth Forts; Devonport Docks; new Eddy-stone Lighthouse.

Clee Hill . . .

...

Shropshire..

...

..

Used for road metal.

Clift Hill. . .

Markfield ...

Leicestershire ...

Dark green, containing some pink

176.0

Syenite.

Cobo . . .

....

Guernsey ...

Reddish brown and grey

..

A syenitic granite.

COLCERROW

Par ....

Cornwall ...

..

Used at Plymouth Breakwater and Lighthouse; Keyham; Portsmouth; Chatham; Pembroke Docks; Exeter Market, etc.

Delank..

Bodmin ..

Do.

Grey..

...

Very large stones, fine and close grained. Used in works at Mil-ford, Portland, Devonport; lighthouse on the Smalls; Black-friars Bridge; Wax Chandlers' Hall, City.

Foggintor, Dartmoor..

Tavistock.

Devonshire..

Do. ...

162.4

Freemator..

Do....

Do...

..

Grooby..

Bardon ..

Leicestershire .

Pink and green..

173.4

Syenite. For paving sets and road metal.

Gunnislake..

Gunnislake.

Cornwall ...

White and grey..

..

Milford and Middlesborough Docks; Devonport Town Hall.

Haytor, or High Tor

Bovey Tracey ..

Devonshire..

Grey..

...

London Docks, etc. These quarries have been recently reopened.

Heale, Dartmoor

Plymouth..

Do. .

Do...

...

Nelson Column; Royal Exchange; H.M. Dockyards; Crystal Palace.

Tavistock

Devonshire

..

..

Keyham Dockyard.

HENSHOROUGH

Lostwithiel

Cornwall.

..

..

Herm

Herm

Near Guernsey.

Grey

187

Syenite. Contains felspar, quartz, hornblende, and a little mica; fine grained; weathers well; hard. Used chiefly for paving; apt to become slippery.

Lamorna .and Penzance

Penzance .

Cornwall .

Do. ...

...

Used at Devonport, Keyham, and other dockyards; Portland; Down; Alderncy; Fortifications, St. Ives.

La Moye .

..

Jersey

Pink and Grey

..

Syenite. Used chiefly for paving sets and road metal.

La Perruquk.

..

Do. .

...

..

Syenite.

Lee Moor .

Plympton

Devonshire

Grey.

..

..

Lunday Island .

Bideford .

Do

Do. ...

162.7

..

Markfield..

Leicester .

Leicestershire .

Dark green

..

A syenite used for paving and road metal.

Merrivale..

Prince-town

Devon

Pale blue

170

Good stone.

New Mill..

Madron .

Cornwall .

...

...

"Stone of excellent quality, and can be obtained of very large size."1

Mount Mado..

..

Jersey

..

....

Syenite. Fine grained.

MOUNTSORREL..

Loughborough .

Leicestershire .

Pinkish brown

164.1

Syenite. Ussd chiefly for paving and road metal.

Penryn.

Penryn

Cornwall .

Grey

182.7

Used at Devonport, Keyham, Portsmouth, Chatham, Deptford Dockyards; Portland, Down,andAlderneybreakwaters; works at Hull, Liverpool, Birkenhead, etc.

Pew Tor ...

Tavistock

Devonshire

Reddish brown and grey

167

Known as "Tamar" granite. Large blocks in Plymouth Breakwater; Duke of Bedford's buildings, Tavistock.

Port John...

...

Jersey

Pink.

..

..

Portmadoc..

Portmadock

Merionethshire

...

..

Syenite. Used for road metal.

Retire..

Par .

Cornwall .

Red and grey .

..

Porphyry. Place House, Surrey. For house ceilings, linings, etc.

Roughtor ...

Wadcbridgc

Do. .

Plymouth Breakwater; paving in London.

Shap Fell, Was-dalo Head

Shap, in Penrith

Westmoreland .

Pink or reddish brown

168.5

A porphyritic granite, containing large flesh-coloured crystals of felspar (orthoclase); takes a fine polish; converted by machinery. Mausoleum, Lowther Castle; columns in Hull Museum; columns, St. Pancras Station; posts, western area, St. Paul's.

Sheffield ...

Penzance .

Cornwall .

Greenish grey .

..

New Dock, Malta.

St. Austell..

St. Austell

Do.

..

..

Much porcelain clay obtained from the decomposing granite here.

St. Blazy ...

Par .

Do.

Grey.

..

..

Trethwy ...

Do. .

Do.

..

..

Porphyritic. Used for Duke of Wellington Sarcophagus, St. Paul's, etc.

Trowlesworthy

..

Devon

Red

...

The only rod granite in West of England.

Vale

..

Guernsey .

Grey; blue

187

Syenite.

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NAME OF QUARRY.

NEAREST POST TOWN.

COUNTY.

COLOUR OF STONE.

Weight

Per Foot

Cube in Lbs.

REMARKS.

Scotch. Granites. ArrAN..

Avran....

Bute..

Grey..

..

Two varieties, coarse grained and fine grained; contain a large proportion of quartz.

BlRSMORE ...

Aboyne ...

Aberdeenshire .

Grey and pink.

..

Very like Shap granite in appearance.

Blackhill ...

Stirling ...

Stirlingshire

Red ...

166-6

Takes a beautiful polish; turned by machinery into columns, etc.

BODHAM..

Peterhead..

Aberdeenshire .

Grey

..

Very large stones; Prince Consort's Memorial Fountain, Trafalgar Square.

Cairngall...

Do...

Do.

Do. ...

..

Coarse grained; good to polish.

CORRENNIE ...

...

Do.

Salmon, grey, red .

..

Chiefly quartz and felspar with specks of mica or hornblende; Glasgow Municipal Buildings; Tay Bridge.

Cove ...

Cove..

Kincardineshire

Dark grey

..

Used chiefly for kerbs and sets.

Clinterty ...

Aberdeen ...

Aberdeenshire .

Reddish grey.

..

..

Craignair, Dalbeattie..

Dalbeattie..

Kirkcudbrightshire

Grey

213

Liverpool; Birkenhead; Newport; Swansea Docks; Liverpool Borough Bank; Buildings in Manchester.

Creetown, Globe..

Newton-Stewart

Do. . .

Do. ...

..

Liverpool Docks.

Dalmore ...

...

Sutherlanilshirc.

..

..

Dancing Cairn ...

Aberdeen ...

Aberdeenshire .

Usually grey; sometimes red

..

Buildings in Aberdeen. Used in London for kerbs, paving, etc. Composed of quartz, orthoclase, oligoclase, and mica.

Dyce ...

Do...

Do.

Grey.

..

..

FlNOASK..

Beauly..

Inverness-shire.

...

..

Loch Beauly Bridge.

High Rock..

Breadalbane..

Perthshire

...

166.0

..

Hill 0' Fare..

Banchory..

Kincardineshire

Dark red

...

Fine grain. Used chiefly for monumental work.

Inverary ...

Inverary ...

Argyleshire

Do.

..

..

Kemnay..

Kintore ...

Aberdeenshire .

Grey

..

Docks, Hull; Newcastle; Leith; Forth Bridge, etc.

KlNSTEARY ...

...

Inverness-shire

Red ...

...

Pillars, British Museum; much used in London.

Longhaven..

Ellon..

Aberdeenshire .

Do.

..

..

Oban ...

Oban..

Argyleshire

Grey.

..

..

Persley..

Buxburn ...

Aberdeenshire .

Do.

..

..

Peterhead...

Peterhead..

Do.

Red

165.9

Pillars, Carlton Club; good colour; coarse grained. Composed of red orthoclase, albite, black mica, quartz. Good to polish.

Ross of Mull .

Bunessan..

Argyleshire

Pink, red, and grey

...

Liverpool Docks; Westminster Bridge; Northern Lighthouses; Albert Memorial.

Rubislaw ...

Aberdeen ...

Aberdeenshire .

Grey

...

Buildings in Aberdeen. Used in London for kerbs, paving, monumental work, etc.; Bell Rock Lighthouse.

SCLATTIE . .

Do .

Do.

Do. _

165.9

Duke of York's Column; columns in St. George's Hall, Liver. pool and Fishmomrers' Hall. Coarsegrained. Good to polish

Strontian.. .

..

Argyleshire

Grey.

TlLLYFOURIE

Alford

Aberdeenshire .

Bluish grey

..

Much used in London for paving and sets.

Tom's Forest

Kintore .

Do.

Grey

..

Very like the granite from Keninay.

Tyrebagger

Aberdeen .

Do.

Do. . .

...

Buildings in Aberdeen. Used in London for kerbs, paving, etc. Composed of quartz, orthoclase, oligoclase, and mica.

Irish Granites. Bagnalstown .

Carlow

Carlow .

Dark bluish grey .

..

Hard to work; a very serviceable building stone.

Bally Knocken and Golden

Blessington

Wicklow .

Greyish white

169.1

Works freely; fit for ornamental work. Much used in Dublin; Kingstown Station.

Grove Belleek

Belleek .

Fermanagh..

Reddish .

..

Used for making porcelain.

Blessington

...

Wicklow .

Bluish grey

...

Scarce.

Carnsore Point and Killiney Hill

Carnsore Point.

Wexford .

Grey

Large blocks; good quality. Kingstown Harbour; Thames Embankment; buildings in Dublin. Very scarce.

Castlewellan .

Castlewellan .

Down..

. .

..

Used for base and pedestal of Albert Memorial.

Crossdoney

...

Cavan..

Do. ...

...

Close grained; evenly crystalline.

Dalkey

Dalkey .

Dublin .

Do. ...

169.6

A good stone for building, road metal and paving sets; hard to work. St. Werburgh's and St. Paul's Churches.

Dungloe .

Dungloe .

Donegal .

Reddish .

...

Dungloe Church.

Furlough .

Galway .

Galway .

Do. .

...

A porphyritic granite containing large crystals of pink orthoclase.

Garvary Wood .

...

Donegal .

Pi 11k and black.

...

Glencore .

Enniskerry

Wicklow .

...

National Bank of Ireland and other public buildings in Dublin.

Glencullen and Kilgobbin

Do.

Wicklow .

Brownish grey

...

A good serviceable stone.

Kingstown

Dublin .

Dublin .

Grey .

171

Kingstown Railway Station. Hard stone to work.

Lough

Carlow

Carlow

Cream colour, white, yellow

..

Fine compact texture; curiously spotted. New Church, Car-low.

Mullaghglass .

Newry

Down..

Grey .

..

Difficult to work. Used in neighbourhood.

Newry oughterard

Do.

Galway .

Do.

Galway .

Do. ... Bluish.

170

A hard Rood stone for general building purposes; very durable; one of the best granites in Ireland. Much used in North of Ireland.

Rathfriland

Banbridge

Down

Grey

..

Hard to work.

Slieve Gullion .

Newry

Armagh .

Grey . . .

..

Free working and durable. Used for millstones.