SK7628 : Line of trees marks long-gone quarry railway

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

Line of trees marks long-gone quarry railway
Line of trees marks long-gone quarry railway
The field in the foreground is the site of one of the earlier (1892-3) of the Eastwell ironstone quarries which - at various times - extended for miles hereabouts. 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. The Beech Grove Quarry, north-east of the Waltham Road (its hedge is on the extreme left of this picture) was served by a branch (1896-1951) off the main Eastwell 3ft-gauge railway; the line of trees marks its course. Crossroads Farm, beyond more once-quarried fields, is in the distance on the right.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 June, 2010
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Industrial archaeology site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 767 285 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.9291N 0:51.7433W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 765 285
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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