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The Regulation of Quarrying in the Forest of Dean in 1841 by Ian Standing
In the Forest of Dean, stone was quarried by customary right almost anywhere, subject to certain qualifications, customs and payments unlike arrangements elsewhere where leases were granted and royalties paid. This paper concerns the regulation and eventual loss of the quarrying rights in the Forest of Dean. Find out more.....
Shakemantle Quarry, Ruspidge in 2003