Quarries Old and New
North-east Worcestershire (Bromsgrove and Redditch)
Sandstones of the Triassic Sherwood Sandstone Group lying
to the north and east of Bromsgrove (Kidderminster Formation and
Wildmoor Formation) have been quarried in the past for silica sand
used in foundries for casting and more recently for building sand.
Production of aggregates from these sources is currently confined
to the north of Bromsgrove, where there are four active
Glacial sand and gravel deposits are also present in the far
north-east of the county, north of Redditch.
The archaeological resource of this part of the county is
generally poorly known and there are no recorded finds from
quarries. Despite the paucity of evidence, during the medieval and
later periods documentary research shows that these quarries lie
within a much wider area of ancient woodland landscape for which
the broad outlines of settlement history and land-use are
understood (Dyer 1991).
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