Acre Chalk Quarry, Newton by Castle, Norfolk

Acre Chalk Quarry, Newton by Castle, Norfolk
Photograph taken October 1946 © Copyright Historic England Archive ref: AA98/16518

Chalk is quarried for making cement, lime-burning and agricultural purposes. It may also be used as a furnace flux and for whiting. The method appears to be to scrape the surface and crush the material to powder.

Location

Norfolk Newton by Castle

Period

1940s (1946 - 1949)

Tags

quarry tractor machine work industry rural 1940s (1946 - 1949)