Stone digging was another activity well recorded in the archives and Holmbury Hill was a frequent place for extraction, as the number of large pits and quarries in the slopes of the hill give evidence. The Edser family of Robert and his son William (masons and bricklayers) frequently had accounts of digging stone either in the rough or hand-cut. Again a load of stone was valued at 6d to the Lord of the Manor. The stone was carted to places such as the church at Shere, Sutton Place, the Hammer (presumably at Abinger), the powder mills at Chilworth, the bridge at Gomshall and also as far afield as Guildford and Wonersh. They also dug stone in the quarry overlooking Woodhouse.