The Stonemason’s Art in Skerries

Paper 271

Lecture – 2009

Author – Grimes, Brendan

An overview of the working of Milverton Quarry from the mid 19th century to the 1980s using two account books from the Quarry – the first covering the period from 30th October 1847 to 1st November 1856, the second covers the period from 1st October 1909 to 28th May 1914 as well as newspaper advertisements and letters e.g. From Cecil Baring (later Baron Revelstoke) regarding the use of Milverton Stone in his house on Lambay. (7 pages plus slides)

Themes : Business, Social History.