Cheltenham Stone — The Whittington Quarries

Author: Arthur J. Price; Editor: Dr J.P.A. Angseesing

The author unravels a fascinating facet of Cheltenham’s architectural record and explores the history of all but forgotten intriguing aspects of an underground industrial past. The received wisdom is that the superb Regency and Victorian stone fronted building heritage that makes any visit to Cheltenham such a pleasureure was constructed entirely from freestone from the Leckhampton quarries. This view is corrected, putting into perspective the major part played by other nearby quarries, quarrymen, stonemason, architects and builders. Documentary evidence has been discovered that reocrds for the first time, sometimes in their own words, how Georgian and Victiran people quarried, transported, and prepared the fine white limestone of the district. Finally studies of archive records and the stone itself links quarries and builders with the many prestigious public and private buildings they erected or were concerned with in Cheltenham and the surrounding countryside.

The result of many years fieldwork, both above and below ground, are presented with detailed maps, surveys, drawings and photographs.

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