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Portland Year Book 1905
PORTLAND QUARRIES AND STONE OUTPUT


"Fido Lunettes" states "The exportation of stone from the Island was in the year 1823 as follows :

 

Feet

 

Stones

 

For foreign use

295,953

=

18,497

in 233 ships

For home consumption

80,000

=

5,000

in 100 ships

In 1824 27,001 tons. in 305 vessels, were exported to London, Guernsey Jersey, &c.

In 1824 says " Fido Lunettes" The number of inhabited houses is 393, and there are 421 families."

The population according to the census of the last year amounted to 1,144 males and 1,110 females.

Portland Quarry Quarries in 1852 and 1903

1852. The Portland parish assessment records for the year 1852, name the following quarries on the Island with their owners :

Quarries at

Owner

Rateable Value

s

Tout

Philip Dodson

54 00s

Maggot, &c.,

John W. B. Brown & Co.,

386 10s

Gossland

Wm. and John Freeman

111 00s

Trade and Kingbarrow

Proper Weston

206 10s

Trade

Wm. Comben

10 00s

Gossland

Bart. Comben

13 00s

Trade

Marjorie Comben

10 00s

Stewards & Co., are recorded as holders of land and houses at Church Naps and Easton, but not apparently as quarry owners.

PORTLAND QUARRIES IN 1904

Owner

Rateable Value

Bath Stone Firms

4,092

F. J. Barnes

1,349

John Pearce, Portland Stone Company

591

Webber & Pangbourne Ltd

172

E. J. Pearce

195

B. C. White

46

William Hill

18

Ham Hill Firms

20

PORTLAND'S STONE OUTPUT

1824 (Approx.)

27,000 tons

1863

53,000

1864

80,000

1865

83,000

1866

72,000

1867

70,000

1868

69,000

1869

57,000

1870

54,000

1871

55,000

1872

47,000

1873

50,000

1874

55,000

1875

57,500

1876

57,000

1877

60,000

1878

57,000

1879

56,000

1880

56,000

1881

56,250

1882

46,250

1883

47,000

1884

37,000

1885

44,000

1887

38,000

1888

41,000

1889

39,000

1990

39,700

1891

45,500

1892

43,000

1893

45,500

1894

36,000

1895

33,000

1896

42,000

1897

56,000

1898

62,500

1899

64,500

1900

50,250

1901

57,000

1902

75,000

1903

90,000

1904

120,000

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