SK7628 : Former ironstone quarry near Eastwell

taken 7 years ago, near to Eastwell, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Former ironstone quarry near Eastwell
Former ironstone quarry near Eastwell
Ironstone quarrying has left these restored fields lower than the road. The marlstone outcropped on the top of the escarpment and was easily quarried by the Eastwell Iron Ore Company from the 1880s until the early 1960s. This area, quarried at various times from 1896-1951, was known as Beech Grove Quarry, and it was served by a branch off the main Eastwell 3ft-gauge railway which passed under the road about here. Eastwell is in the distance.
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SK7628, 46 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 June, 2010
Category
Reclaimed land   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 769 285 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.9429N 0:51.5024W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 768 285
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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