Godstone

Baldwyn's Folly.  Mine started during the 19th.  In the 20th a collapse led to a crater in the field above,  which was locally called 'the cup'.  Said to be heavily timbered inside.  The entrance was deliberately collapsed in 1931 by the Council as a hazard. The remains of a drift entrance beside the sunken track at are the only trace of it.                                    

Cob Hill
Hearthstone was extracted by opencast tn the dell near Cob Hill mine.  

Dialbank Wood
Devil’s Hole. A location extensively undermined by building-stone quarry tunnels. There are a number of entrances. No evidence has for quarrying here earlier than the 17th despite a Roman road passing nearby. Quarrying,  mining and underground mushroom farming here into the 1950s

Godstone
Godstone is built on the Folkestone beds of the Lower Greensand and sand has been  dug until recent times.  The lower sand  is white, silver sand. in the early 20th century silver sand was extracted underground.
Godstone stone is reputed to have been used in the Tower of London and Windsor Castle, as well as the wall of Godstone Place. Aubrey, in 1673, refers to 'excellent Quarries of Freestone.
 
Godstone Hill 
Stone Mines About halfway up the hill there was an extensive area dotted with sheds and stacks of cut stone left to harden after being excavated. Several shafts entered the hillside or dived under the road, leading to a complicated network of galleries extending east of the road and under Fosterdown Hill. Known as The Main Series' by local cavers. It was accessed at ground level from within a chalk pit but later via a man-hole and shaft on the west side of the A22. It was worked by the pillar and stall method leaving substantial pillars of unworked stone at frequent intervals to support the roof. A huge maze has resulted. It is very unstable and there have been roof-falls and pillars have cracked. Craters or crown holes on the surface indicate collapsed workings below. Digging was limited by the water table and flooded workings were lost behind roof falls. Mushroom growers used the quarries for the first part of the 20th. Of particular interest are the railway systems. The earliest is a plate way using plates from the Croydon Merstham and Godstone Railway. used into the 20th with horse-drawn trolleys to remove the stone. Grooves scored in the walls where the whipple-trees of the horse trains rubbed. It is probable that the mine once connected underground with the adjacent Archand Carthorse quarries.

Ockley Wood
Quarries appear to have been abandoned when Quarry Dean opened
Winders Hill Mine. An entrance can be seen under the track way which leads from Godstone to Marden Park.  It was the eastern end of a tramway which led downhill. 

Quarry Road
Warehouse. Timber cutting was an important industry in Tandridge.The warehouse was developed from former sawmills which survived into the 20th .
Stone Quarry quarry on the road to Quarry Farm. There were two kinds of stone: a soft white stone which was cut into blocks for whitening doorsteps etc., the dust was sold to make Blanco etc. Also a hard hearthstone used for paving, building and furnace lining. Both were pulled out of the mine on trolleys dragged by ponies. The hearthstone was stacked and left to harden then carted to Caterham Station for dispatch. The soft stone was packaged quickly. air. the quarry floor was filled in during the 1950s and no trace of the workings is visible. public weighbridge but the dual carriageway now covers its site.

Winders Hill
Marden Castle. noted in 1869 and in 1902 as a previous home of the Archbishops of Canterbury and St James of London. It is more likely to be a folly,  used to house estate workers in the early 20th.
In the grounds is St.James’ Well.   

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