INDUSTRIAL PAST by Peter Stanier


One of the delights of a rural county like Dorset is its mix of traditional small-scale industries, many based on natural resources. Stone quarrying is the best known, but other minerals to be worked include clay and iron ore. Limeburning, brick and cement-making, potteries and foundries have left their mark on the landscape, as have brewing, corn milling, textiles and rope, twine and nets. Methods of transport and service industries have also contributed to the county’s industrial heritage. Detailed introductions are provided to each main section, followed by a choice of sites of which something of interest remains and can still be enjoyed today.

138 x 204mm
Black and white illustrations throughout
ISBN 1 874336 55 5

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