Detail of carved stone

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At the entrance to the quarry, you will see some carved stone blocks that call to mind the former stone-working trades: quarrymen, stonebreakers, stonecutters, stone carvers, hewers, pavers, porters, bearers etc. These trades, documented from the 14th century onwards, were organised into a system of guilds and brotherhoods, which continued to exist until the liberal reforms of the early 19th century. The quarries were areas of great dynamism and activity and proved work for many people.