Barnstone shown within Nottinghamshire
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A Blue Circle cement works is based in Barnstone. Cement manufacture began on this site in 1885. and it was home to one of the first rotary kilns. Barnstone specialized in manufacturing cements for the mining industry. The site is now owned by Lafarge and ceased manufacture of cement clinker in May 2006. Barnstone is now a specialized cement grinding and blending operation.
Barnstone had a railway station on the Great Northern and London and North Western Joint Railway, between Melton Mowbray and Nottingham, from 1879 to 1953, with goods traffic to the limestone sidings continuing until 1962.
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