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Groby and its railways.

David Ashcroft Ramsey

Groby and its railways.

by David Ashcroft Ramsey

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Published by Tee Publishing in Hinckley .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL17432648M
ISBN 100905100395

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Book details. by D. Ramsey (reprint). Price: £ First published inthis is a detailed description of the lost railways of Groby, north of Leicester. A small network of lines connected the granite quarries to the north of the town with the Leicester and Swannington Railway.

The Leicester and Swannington Railway opened officially on July 17th but the Groby granite railway was completed prior to this date. In fact Thomas Chaplin was given the order to supply granite setts to the Leicester West Bridge Wharf, by the railway at 4/- per ton.

According to an internet listing of the book Groby & Its Railways (), it includes a brief description of the Welsh Groby Granite Quarry, owned by the same company as the Groby quarries but located near Blaenau Ffestiniog. The following other pages of Festipedia refer to Groby Quarry or its branch line.

Groby and its Railways, by D.A. Ramsey. Booklet published privately by the author, 68 pages. A4 size booklet (NP1) This privately published book provides a fascinating history of the granite quarrying railways centred around the Leicestershire village of Groby, which delivered stone to the Leicester and Swannington Railway, and it is illustrated throughout with lots of.

David Ramsey writes in his book Groby and its Railways that it would be another 20 years or so before Grooby became known as Groby. He says there probably would have been no large scale quarrying on the site now occupied by GE(Druck) on Fir Tree Lane, and the construction of the mineral railway line was decades away.

Groby was mentioned in Domesday Book ofwhen it was described as having "land for 4 ploughs, 10 villagers with 1 Freeman and 5 smallholders have 3 ploughs the value was 20s; now 60s." Ulf is shown as the lord of Markfield, Groby, Blaby and Ratby in the hundred of Guthlaxton in Leicestershire in Bythe lord was Hugh de Grandmesnil who was also.

The construction of the railway was a pivotal moment in the transport history of East Midlands, which was characterised by fierce rivalry between the coalmasters of Leicestershire and h the latter half of the eighteenth century, the Leicestershire miners, using horses and carts, had been at a disadvantage compared to those in Nottinghamshire, who had.

And if you are interested in learning more about Groby's railways you can buy a copy of David's book by calling him on The Charnwood Forest Quarry Studies.

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