Ranking quarries for protection

In the second of his articles on the need for a heritage quarry system, Ian Thomas considers a suitable methodology for establishing a hierarchy of protected sites, based on identifying those most at risk, at national, regional and local level

by Ian Thomas
Portland stone was one of the first resources to be awarded global heritage stone status. Photograph: Mark A Wilson/Wikimedia Commons
Portland stone was one of the first resources to be awarded global heritage stone status. Photograph: Mark A Wilson/Wikimedia Commons

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