DIGGING BATH STONE - a Quarry and Transport History


It is almost impossible to exaggerate the detail here on all facets of the Bath Stone industry - the companies, the quarries, the personalities, the quarrymen, the methods, the product and its transportation. Author David Pollard spent the better part of a lifetime researching, and writing this book, as well a setting up an underground quarry as a commercial venture.

Copiously illustrated with a plethora of maps, plans and B&W photographs, many historic and never published before, this is the story of an industry which is still alive today, although it uses methods the ‘old men’ who dug the stone in times past would not recognise.

A ‘doorstop of a book at 512 hardbound pages, and very highly recommended.