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Slope Shaft

A slope shaft is a quarry entrance, dug in to the ground at an incline. Often they include pedestrian access via steps as well as rails for a cart used to extract the quarry's product.

More information

Brewers Yard Quarry - Brewers Yard Quarry has a very narrow slope shaft

Slope Shaft Photo - A photograph looking down a slope shaft

Box Quarry Fact Sheet - More details about underground quarrying