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Cornish De Lank Granite Quarries Co

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May 1950.

of St. Breward.

1927 Granite quarries at De Lank, Cornwall were acquired in 1926 by Thomas W. Ward Ltd. of Sheffield, and the firm secured from Sir Robert MacAlpine and Sons (London) Ltd. an order to supply the whole of the granite for the new dock improvements at Tilbury. The special suitability of this granite for civil engineering and public works casued it to be use in many important structures.[1]

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  1. The Engineer 1927/04/22