SP3942 : Site of Langley Ironstone Quarry

taken 11 years ago, near to Balscote, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Site of Langley Ironstone Quarry
Site of Langley Ironstone Quarry
The whole of the area in this picture as far as the woods and the far lines of trees was quarried for ironstone between 1926 and 1943. The ironstone was not far below the surface and as it was removed the land was returned to cultivation - but 15-20 metres below its previous level. This view is from the bridge constructed under the Stratford Road in 1954 to allow access to open up the Balscott Quarry area. The shallow depression across the fields leading away from the photographer marks the course of the railway from the newer quarry area back to the SP4042 : Oxfordshire Ironstone Quarries Headquarters site which is just visible to the right of the woodland in the centre of the picture.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 July, 2006
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Farmland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 399 421 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:4.5499N 1:25.1544W
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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