Ancaster Quarry

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Located in rural Lincolnshire is Ancaster Quarry. The oolitic limestone has been quarried in the area since Roman times.

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The quarry produces three distinctive rock beds of Weatherbed, Hard White and Basebed and Freestone.

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Extraction methods used at the quarry include a two metre chainsaw and plug and feathers which ensure more regular shaped blocks. The stone quarried at Ancaster features in buildings such as Lincoln Cathedral and Windsor Castle.

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