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Milton Stone

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General Comments:

The quarries date back to at least the early 14th century, when they are mentioned in the Merton rolls (Arkell 1946: 64) as being worked by a Hugo Griffyn. The workings were on a small scale for a long time, though they expanded during the second half of the 19th century. 'The stone worked was geologically the same bed as at Taynton, the two quarries being only a mile apart, on opposite sides of the same ridge; but all the evidence points to the Milton product being much inferior in quality.' (ibid.)

Known Quarries: Milton Quarries, Oxfordshire.