I know that there were several stone quarries in Mansfield Woodhouse and that many men from the village worked in them.
The ones I know of are Rouse’s Quarry, Sill’s Quarry and Parliament Quarry. Where were these located?
Does anyone know the names of any others and their locations?
Did you or your family work there?
The local stone is magnesian limestone, but what was the stone used for?
The foundation stones for the Houses of Parliament came from Mansfield Woodhouse.
As did the foundations for Southwell Minster. Could that be relevant to the origins of Mansfield Woodhouse. Did quarrymen move to live at the small settlement of Mansfield Woodhouse around the time that the Minster’s building programme started about 1108?
The stone was transported by packhorse. What would have been their route? Would they have used the river system as well?