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An early reference to Freestone mining at Bath (UBSS Proceedings v.18(1))

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Donovan,D.T., 1987. An early reference to Freestone mining at Bath. UBSS Proceedings, 18(1) , pp 72-73 Download PDF.

Abstract: Although Bath Stone had been used since Roman times, underground mining for it is only known much later. A hitherto unnoticed early reference to this, by Borch (1680), is reproduced here. Other early accounts are also mentioned.

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