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Filename: jlp01_08_051486.jpg

Size: 5160 x 5288 (6.3MB)

Date: 2nd November 2021

Source: Historic England

Credit: A© Historic England Archive. Joh

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: https://images.historicenglandservices.org.uk/

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

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Greatgate Quarry JLP01_08_054186

GREATGATE QUARRY, CROXDEN, EAST STAFFORDSHIRE. A view over Park Quarry in Great Gate showing workers quarrying sandstone for the construction of Coventry Cathedral.
30, 000 tonnes of rose red sandstone was supplied by this quarry, owned by Stanton and Bettany Ltd, and another close by called Fieldings Quarry

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Media ID 24017305

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

Machinery People Quarry Stone Work


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This print captures a moment in history at Greatgate Quarry, Croxden, East Staffordshire. The image showcases the dedicated workers who toiled tirelessly to quarry sandstone for the construction of Coventry Cathedral. As we gaze upon this scene, we are transported back in time to witness their immense efforts. The view over Park Quarry in Great Gate reveals an expansive landscape filled with machinery and bustling activity. The workers can be seen diligently extracting rose red sandstone from the earth, which would later contribute to the majestic beauty of Coventry Cathedral. A staggering 30,000 tonnes of this exquisite stone was supplied by Stanton and Bettany Ltd's quarry - Greatgate Quarry - along with another nearby called Fieldings Quarry. This photograph not only immortalizes the physical labor involved but also serves as a testament to human ingenuity and craftsmanship. It is a reminder of how our ancestors harnessed nature's resources for monumental architectural achievements. As we admire this snapshot from Historic England Archive, let us appreciate the dedication and skill exhibited by these individuals who played an integral role in shaping our cultural heritage. Their unwavering commitment ensured that future generations could marvel at the splendor of Coventry Cathedral while standing on solid foundations built from their hard work and determination.

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