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Report - Barrington Cemex cement works (September 2018)


MaD

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Like a few others here, we took advantage of some sunny late afternoons at the end of September for a couple of visits to the old Cemex works in Barrington, Cambs. The site was mothballed in 2008, with demolition starting in 2012. The hordings are now up, and heavy machinery ready to get started on what's left. 200 new houses and (possibly) a new park focusing on the unique geology of the area to follow.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-45797073
http://planning.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/swift/MediaTemp/41695-1950961562.pdf

We managed to get round most of the site. Special thanks to security for staying in their cabin throughout. No other signs of life except a barn owl in the main shed and a couple of stray urbexers.

Here's a few highlights - with apologies for the photo quality...

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Approaching via the old quarry
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The garage and vehicle servicing shed.
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The Cemex archives
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Dynamite!
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Spare parts for the British Monorails crane above.
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Following the conveyor up to the silos...
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The silo engineer's office...
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...and his naughty secret.
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Machinery in the bagging plant
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Part of the silo complex
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The rail line upgraded to dispose of Crossrail spoil in the old quarry
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One of the settling ponds
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The kiln exhaust tower and feeder. Now very well sealed for asbestos removal
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The rotary kiln
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Hard to do justice to the main shed with my camera phone. Think a zeppelin hangar
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For show only

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The kiln control room
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Entrance to the rotary kiln
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A scarecrow for urbexers?
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Fossil stash in the office. The quarry has a rare exposure of Cambridge Greensand formation rocks.

Thanks for looking,
M

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