Isle of Purbeck - corkscrew
In the past, quarrying of limestone was an important part of Purbeck life. This work was concentrated around the cliffs along the coast between Swanage and St Aldhelm’s Head. Stone was removed from the cliff quarries by sea, where the stone was dropped into waiting small boats using wooden cranes or “whims’. Horse and carts were also used to transport large blocks to Swanage. Clay,Purbeck Burr - Brown Limestone - StoneContact,Purbeck Burr is a kind of dark beige to pale brown limestone quarried in United Kingdom. This stone is especially good for Building stone, fireplaces, stairs, countertops, sinks, monuments, pool coping, sills, ornamental stone, mosaic, interior, exterrior, wall, floor, paving and other design projects. It also called Burr Limestone, Purbeck Burr Limestone, Purbeck Limestone, Purbeck Stone .St Aldhelm's Chapel - Walk - South West Coast Path,The limestone quarries around Purbeck are important to geologists because many of them show how the layers of limestone were laid down. The Swanworth Quarries, just to the north of Worth Matravers, show t he most complete section of the different rocks on the Isle of Purbeck, from the Portland Sand on the quarry floor, to the Lower Purbeck Beds at the top (see the Corfe Castle Walk).