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Stenskogen, Höör, Skåne, Sweden

Stenskogen, Höör kommun, Skåne, Sverige

Sandstone quarrying began already in the early 12th century for building material SW of Höör. Most wellknown is the Cathedral in Lund (finally inaugurated 1145) and the church own one quarry (bought Stanstorp). The quarries had their most active period in 18th and 19th century- in part for building material but also millstones. Last active period was in 1950-60 when the Cathedral was renovated. A lot of millstones are still around.
Among the different sandstone quarries were : Maglasätesgraven Yxnaholmagraven, Kullagravarna, Per Påls grav, Stanstorpsgraven, Hasslaregraven, Postgraven, and Snapphanegraven.

The Museum of Natural History (Stockholm) do have a number of specimens from one ”Biers quarry” – but the entry is for the year 1831 and it is impossible to pinpoint the location today.


Pienkowski, G. (2002): Lithofacies and palaeoenvironmental interpretation of the Early Jurassic Höör Sandstone, Southern Sweden. Geological Quarterly. 46 (3): 307–320

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