SX5259 : Plymouth: wheelpit, Rumple Quarry

taken 7 years ago, near to Plymouth City Airport, Plymouth, Great Britain

Plymouth: wheelpit, Rumple Quarry
Plymouth: wheelpit, Rumple Quarry
Built to take a huge 50 foot by 6 foot breastshot waterwheel to power the inclined plane linking the quarry with the Plymouth-Tavistock railway, which crosses the river Plym here on a high viaduct. The power from the waterwheel was transmitted by flat rods and the waterwheel was fed by a wooden launder or aqueduct, both of which have long since been removed. The power train was not a success and the quarrymen reverted to using expensive steam power in 1865. But The Plym River Slab and Slate Company, which had taken over the site in 1864, went into liquidation in 1866
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SX5259, 65 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 25 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 5234 5965 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:25.0862N 4:4.7892W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 5233 5965
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Wheelpit  Rumple Quarry  Bickleigh Vale 

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