SK4810 : Hill Hole Quarry Nature Reserve, Markfield

taken 12 years ago, near to Markfield, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Hill Hole Quarry Nature Reserve, Markfield
Hill Hole Quarry Nature Reserve, Markfield
One of the earliest quarries in the Leicester area, this was opened in the 1850s for the extremely hard granite known as Markfieldite. This is still a highly sought after type of granite. Closed before World War 2 Hill Hole has been turned into a nature reserve supporting a wide variety of wildlife including the protected and rare white-clawed crayfish in the lake. The summit of the hill is nearing 230 metres above sea level and there is a trig point and a toposcope pointing out features in the views spanning over 50 miles to Coventry, Leicester, Rutland and Lichfield.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 25 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 25 April, 2006
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 485 103 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:41.2935N 1:17.0353W
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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