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Granite from Kirkmabreck Quarry

Description:

An example of granite from Kirkmabreck Quarry, Creetown, Wigtownshire.  This quarry was opened in 1830 and by 1834 450 workers were employed.  Transportation by sea was easy and the granite was shipped to the Mersey Docks, Liverpool.  The granite was used to build docks and harbours, monuments, pavements as well as more day to day commodities such as railway ballast, heavy rollers for use in industry and curling stones.

 

A black and white large crystalled example of granite.  One side is polished.

Place of Production:
Kirkmabreck Quarry, Creetown, Wigtownshire
Materials/Media:
granite
Dimensions:
100mm x 70mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1988.648
Digital Number:
SRMI001n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council