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Report - Beacon Hill Quarry, Nr Holcombe Rogus, May 2013

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by wellingtonian, May 26, 2013.

  1. wellingtonian

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    Spotted this site on an OS map while scouring my local area, trying to find somewhere new to explore. Didn't look too exciting, but had a couple of hours to spare, and the sun was out..........

    Here's a little history I've since found on the 'net:

    Beacon Hill quarry actually consists of 3 small disused quarry sites; Beacon, Hooking Hill and Pondground.
    They were limestone quarries, nicely situated near the Grand Western Canal.
    The works started in 1949 and ended in the early 1960's.

    This won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I enjoyed it, so on with some photo's (iPhone as ever) :rolleyes:

    1) Followed a track from a minor road and immediately had the feeling of being watched

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    2) Turns out I was climbing the the hill to Beacon quarry which has pretty much been regenerated to woodland, however, as I reached the top, this sign, and looking down the rock face, a view of a clearing.

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    4) Thankfully, no red flags were flying, so a short walk a little further north and another entrance with a surprise. This tuned out to be Pondground Quarry.

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    5) Seemed rude not too
    Found a couple of small buildings that were empty.


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    7) This cabin was very secure.


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    8) The firing ranges, short and long


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    10) Some bullet casings


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    11) Think these cast edgings might have been part of a weigh bridge??


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    13) Finally some of the quarry structures, now succumbing to nature


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    Hope you liked it?

    Thanks for looking
     
    #1 wellingtonian, May 26, 2013
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