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Nicolson's Wigtownshire Photographs

Creetown Quarry cutting yard

Description:
The cutting yard for the quarry at Creetown was located on the west or shore side of the road between Newton Stewart and Gatehouse of Fleet.  This view shows the two gantries for lifting and moving granite blocks.  The small sheds with sloping roofs are shelters where the quarrymen split the stone into setts, cobbles and other specific types.
Place of Production:
Wigtown
Materials/Media:
glass plate
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1994.28.71
Digital Number:
SRPG016n
Creation Date:
1905-10
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council