SP3943 : Course of Ironstone quarry railway

near to Balscote, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Course of Ironstone quarry railway
Course of Ironstone quarry railway
The course of the railway from SP4042 : Oxfordshire Ironstone Quarries Headquarters site, seen looking west from Dyke Lane bridge shows up as lighter line across the field of wheat. This whole area as far as the trees was quarried for ironstone between 1941 and 1949 and as a result the level of the land has been reduced by 15-20 metres, as can be seen in this picture of SP3943 : Dyke Lane Bridge. After the ironstone was exhausted the land was returned to farming and the railway was extended towards Alkerton to tap fresh reserves.
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Thursday, 6 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Friday, 7 July, 2006
Railway (disused)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 393 431 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:5.0919N 1:25.6727W
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