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Thread: Quarry Complex X, March 2013

  1. #1
    Join Date
    January 2013

    Default Quarry Complex X, March 2013

    So this is an old quarry complex complete with incline, kilns and old workers cottage (there's also an attached railway and a larger quarry further down, but they're for another day!).

    From what I know it closed in the 60's/70's, but not before converting the old incline into a paved over area for trucks to go up and down on (madness!).

    Apologies for the amount of (and low quality camera phone) photos, but there's quite a lot to show.

    Hopefully a few of you might find this interesting!

    20130330_125903 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    Customary beauty shot

    20130330_125057 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    The quarry itself

    20130330_125354 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    The last structure in the quarry is the old stone shoot for the carriages

    20130330_124947 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    The old cottage

    20130330_124448 by ocelot397, on Flickr

    20130330_124526 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    Ruinous main fireplace

    20130330_124547 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    The door into the old pantry/shed

    20130330_124814 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    Living room

    20130330_124720 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    The stairs were missing, but luckily I was tall enough to poke the camera up there

    20130330_124745 by ocelot397, on Flickr

    20130330_124224 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    Apparently this was an old stone hopper?

    20130330_124046 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    Looking up the incline, about half way down

    20130330_123818 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    A bit of the old pully (they just concreted over the top of it)

    20130330_122202 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    Centre of a rather large kiln section

    20130330_122206 by ocelot397, on Flickr

    20130330_122216 by ocelot397, on Flickr

    20130330_122329 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    Supported with old track...

    20130330_122335 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    The walkway between sections...

    20130330_122520 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    Some of the old concrete shuttering left in place

    20130330_122340 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    Inside one of the sections

    20130330_122537 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    Down shoot

    20130330_122418 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    A different type of down shoot, with a rattling handle left in place

    20130330_122454 by ocelot397, on Flickr
    A much older section, that has been sealed off

    Thanks for looking

  2. Thanks given by: flyboys90, paymaster, steve2109, Wilbo
  4. #2
    Join Date
    May 2011
    The Centre of England or near enough


    Very interesting site some really old buildings.

  5. #3
    Join Date
    December 2011
    West Suffolk


    looks a good one, maybe a return when the snow has gone and a look at the railway, thanks for sharing
    If there is a fence round it then it must be worth looking at !

  6. #4
    Join Date
    January 2013


    I would of done it all in one day, but there's still a foot of snow covering things over here!

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