SJ5088 : Pex Hill - abandoned quarry

taken 12 years ago, near to Cronton, Knowsley, Great Britain

Pex Hill - abandoned quarry
Pex Hill - abandoned quarry
Pex Hill is part of a series of hills which runs north west to south east across the south west lancashire and Cheshire plains.
The sandstone of Pex Hill dates to the Triassic (205 - 250 million years ago) It's possible that there's been quarrying activity here since the 16th century but the site has not been quarried for over 100 years. Some of the extracted rock was used to build the Pex Hill Reservoirs the oldest remaining dating from 1878. Nowadays the quarry is used by climbers for practice and as a secluded gathering place for teenagers!
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SJ5088, 35 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 1 July, 2005   (more nearby)
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Friday, 1 July, 2005
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Quarry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 50 88 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.4602N 2:44.7469W
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