SO9417 : Old quarry on Leckhampton hill

taken 7 years ago, near to Ullenwood, Gloucestershire, England

Old quarry on Leckhampton hill
Old quarry on Leckhampton hill
The local Jurassic limestone was quarried here up until the late 1920s, much of the stone being transported via tramway and inclined plane to the nearby town of Cheltenham. Nowadays the site is worth a visit for the scenery, the industrial archaeology and the calcareous flora which my ecologist wife tells me is pretty special.

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Geographical Context: Grassland Quarrying, Mining Derelict, Disused Industry Place: Leckhampton Hill Near: Cheltenham Primary Subject: Quarry other tags: Old Quarry Limestone Fossils Calcareous Flora Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 5 June, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9462 1771 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.4770N 2:4.7714W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9460 1771
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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