TG2105 : Harford Hills Mine (Norwich)

taken 9 years ago, near to Keswick, Norfolk, Great Britain

Harford Hills Mine (Norwich)
Harford Hills Mine (Norwich)
The floor of this tunnel consists of ancient clay that would once have formed the sea bed. The clay is drying out and has developed cracks.

One of the many chalk and flint mines in Norwich, Harford Hills mine was the last to close. Initially the chalk was mined from an open hole but once exhausted, tunnels were dug into the side of the open pit, commonly following the richest seams of flint. Harford mine consists of a warren of mine shafts (some interconnected) branching off into several directions, and the total length of its tunnel system is believed to measure about 1 kilometre, perhaps more.
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Monday, 21 March, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 21 March, 2011
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Chalk quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 21 05 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.1265N 1:16.1688E
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