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Bixhead & Bixslade

Featured Article

The Industrial Heritage of Bixhead & Bixslade in the Forest of Dean by I.J. Standing

This is a particularly rich area for industrial archaeology. This account gives a detailed account of the IA but moreover it describes the actions that have had to be taken at different times to prevent refuse tipping in the main quarry.

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A view in 2015 of modern quarrying operations at Bixhead (Barnhill Quarry)