SX5475 : Rotting Crane, Merrivale Quarry

near to Merrivale, Devon, Great Britain

Rotting Crane, Merrivale Quarry
Rotting Crane, Merrivale Quarry
This former 35 ton Derrick Crane, built by Butters Cranes Ltd. of Glasgow in 1972, was used to shift the quarried stone. The quarry closed in December 1997 and much of the cutting machinery remained in the decaying sheds in this picture until contractors removed all the scrap metal, including the crane in late 2007. The deep flooded pit and huge spoil tip dominate the landscape here now.
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2005
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 August, 2006
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Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 545 753 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:33.5576N 4:3.3320W
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