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EAST AND PENNS WEARES QUARRIES

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These limestone quarries were the earliest to be quarried on Portland, and were the site of Sir Christopher Wren's first workings. it occupies a 200-300m wide strip alng the east coast of the island between Church Ope Cove and King's Pier. At Penn's Weare the dressing process is clearly evident rfom roughly dressed stone to finely square blocks in situ, with dressing roughout piles in situ. These remains continue northwards into East Weare, although 19th and 20th century development has caused significant damage. The finished stone was shipped from the adjacent Durdle, Folly, and King's Piers, although only Durdle Pier is well-preserved.

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