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Moderately sized quarry in the Jurassic Oolitic limestone which good ashlar quality stone, located on the North side of Cliffe Road at the junction of the A1034. The quarry is believed to have been used in the Roman period, and continued in use until the 1960s, the heyday being the 12th-13th centuries when stone was produced for Beverley Minster and many local village churches. Later stone was supplied for Hull Docks and the sea wall at Hornsea. Grass Pits is thought to be the site of the earliest quarries, but was disused by the 17th century when it was used as a pasture for sick animals. The village of Newbald is later, and built from stone extracted from other pits in the area.

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Newbald
Grass Pits Limestone Quarry
E. Riding, SE 90 36
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