Site of Post Medieval Quarry in Spernall Park

Description of this historic site

The site of a quarry dating to the Post Medieval period. It was situated in Spernall Park.

Notes about this historic site

1 Seams of gypsum are found within the keuper marls of the area. In 1662 a plaster pit in Spernall Park is recorded, and a ‘plasterer’ is recorded in the parish registers in 1706. The site of the pits is now overgrown but they were said to have been very deep with a proper mine shaft. They were considered unsafe in the 1940s when they were blown up and filled in, but part of the shaft is said to survive.

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