Old maps show that over the centuries dozens of small quarries have been active in the hills. This article is not intended to be a definitive list of all of these quarries but will list some of the more accessible one's with modern photographs and where possible historic details. Please remember that if you visit any of these locations you should take great care near to the quarry face (preferably wearing a hard hat) and also leave the site as you find it (the taking of stone souvenirs is forbidden by the Byelaws of the Malvern Hills Conservators). The names for the quarries as given in the article are those beloved of geologists rather than official titles.
We would welcome contributions and photographs about any of the other small quarries and also corrections and additions to the information in this section.
This remarkable old photograph was probably taken about 1900 at West Malvern. It shows eight quarry workers and wheelbarrows for carrying away the stone.