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Crich Quarry [June 2016]

Discussion in 'Urban Exploring Videos' started by noahr2011, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. noahr2011

    noahr2011 28DL Full Member
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    So a few weeks ago me and venture with Harry went to the Abandoned quarry in crich, It was a pretty cool explore there are a few small buildings and a large mining machine thing(i don't have a clue what the proper name for it is lol).

    History: (from wikipedia)
    Quarrying for limestone probably began in Roman times. In 1791 Benjamin Outram and Samuel Beresford bought land for a quarry to supply limestone to their new ironworks at butterly. This became known as Hilt's Quarry, and the stone was transported down a steep wagonway, the butterly company gangroad, to the cromford canal at bullbridge. Near there they also built lime kilns for supplying farmers and for the increasing amount of building work. Apart from a period when it was leased to Albert Banks, the quarry and kilns were operated by the Butterley Company until 1933.



    In 1840 George Stephenson, in building the North Midland Railway, discovered deposits of coal at Clay Cross and formed what later became the Clay Cross Company. He realised that burning lime would provide a use for the coal slack that would otherwise go to waste. He leased Cliff Quarry and built limekilns at Bullbridge. They were connected by another wagonway including a section known as "The Steep", a 550 yards (500 m) self-acting incline at a slope of 1 in 5.

    Cliff Quarry closed in 1957, though it restarted at the western end until 2010 when it was mothballed. The eastern end was bought by the Tramway Museum in 1959.

    Hilt's Quarry closed in 1933 and is derelict. For 38 years, Rolls Royce used it for dumping low-level Radioactive Waste . Following a campaign and blockades by villagers in the Crich and District Environment Action Group, dumping ceased in 2002. In 2004 the Government backed an environment agency document banning further dumping, and Rolls-Royce will be required to restore and landscape the site



    thanks for watching guys.
     

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  2. Bolts

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    Not a bad edit mate, stick at it. Hope to see some pictures soon too
     
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    thanks
     
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