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    Default Box Freestone Mine (Lower Series) - JUly 2012


    HISTORY

    Box is not one quarry, it is a series of several quarries that eventually all joined up. Some of the area's inside Box are still known by their original names. Cliftworks, Spring, Tunnel, copenacre, Jacks, Cathedral, Sands, Groundstone, Browns and Hudswell. Many of the eastern quarry's were taken over by the MOD and converted into ammunition storage and wartime government seats. Today, only the western parts of Box are officially accessible.

    THE VISIT

    This report basically covers the southern region of the mine, i.e. the Lower Series - Jacks to BackDoor via Cathedral. Visited with wonkycows.

    1. Jacks


    2. Junction, Black Horse Road


    3. The Black Horse


    4. Three way junction


    5. Box Crane 10, Bridgegate Road




    6. Heading further in, Bridgegate Road


    7. Box Crane 11, Bridgegate Road, now sadly missing its boom


    8. Hanging Death, allbeit propped, Outer Ring


    9. Serious strain, Roman Way


    10. Undernrath the strain !


    11. Roman Way


    12. Four Ways, from Roman Way


    13. Appian Way, from Four Ways


    14. Going through REM's Crawl


    15. The money shot, Box Crane 9, off B12


    16. Scribblings


    17. Propped roof, off B12


    18. More scribblings


    19. Passage into Cathedral


    20. End of the line, Cathedral


    Thanks for looking.

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    Nicely lit! Only been once but loved it!
    Cheers for sharing!
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    Loved the graffiti,thanks for sharing.

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    I loved this place when we went, it was a cool day out in more wqays than one!

    Thanks for posting.
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    Great pics CC, always good to see this place, gotta love those cranes! :)
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