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Quarrying

Creetown Quarries

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Postcard view of the granite quarry, postmarked July 1914.

 

Granite was quarried at Creetown and Dalbeattie. In Victorian times the granite from these quarries was of such high quality that it was in demand both for buildings and monuments. It was used to build the Embankment of the River Thames in central London. Galloway granite was also used for kerbstones and setts or cobble stones throughout Britain. These granite setts were exported widely - as far afield as Argentina and Russia.

Place of Production:
Creetown Quarry, Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbrightshire
Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
length 140mm, width 90mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
K.KM/17
Digital Number:
DMPG005n
Creation Date:
c1914
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council