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Barrington quarry - Barrington, Cambridge

steveg

28DL Member
28DL Member
#1
Was out walking with my daughter today when in the distance I spotted this:

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Being nosy and not seeing anyone about we headed off in the direction of the buildings and entered some small woods where we discovered these:

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as we followed them we could see through the trees some cool looking buildings:

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but this put us off !

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The place looks huge and complete:

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We walked back to the car and drove round in the direction of where we thought it was and discovered its entrance. It is closed down and is guarded. The security guard came out when i pulled up and had a chat. There are several rumors that it is either going to be knocked down or some of it will be removed and then left as is, who knows ! The company that owned (Rugby Cement) were trying to win a contract to take spoil being dug out inLlondon and transported to here to fill in the original gravel pit at the rear but they have not won the contract (there is still a railway spur that works leading of the mainline at Foxton and into the works.An order was put in to Cambridge Council for demolition and was due to start in April but has now been put on hold.

I think it will make a cracking explore as it is huge and complete, will just depend on how brave you are as there were guard dogs on site

I got these last pics from outside the main gate where the security Guard is

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Cheers for looking Steve
 

awesomeoona

28DL Member
28DL Member
#2
this is the Barrington quarry they mined chalk here but when the chalk ran out it stopped they are now knocking it down and building houses on it
 

obscurity

Flaxenation of the G!!!
Regular User
#3
1. sort the title - location, date, etc
2. sort the category - this is not an underground location.
3. 2 minutes on google would have given you the information on the site.
 

Jw101

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#6
I visited around 6 weeks ago and there seemed to be some activity towards the north west side of the site, likely the back filling of the pit as the railway line seems to have been cleared and upgrades to the infrastructure made.
There is still a security presence on the site too but I was able to explore the buildings shown in the photos and the buildings on the west side of the site unnoticed.
 

slayaaaa

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#7
I visited around 6 weeks ago and there seemed to be some activity towards the north west side of the site, likely the back filling of the pit as the railway line seems to have been cleared and upgrades to the infrastructure made.
There is still a security presence on the site too but I was able to explore the buildings shown in the photos and the buildings on the west side of the site unnoticed.
Any pictures?
 

Dempsey

The Human Turbine.
Regular User
#9
Cemex still operate the site, but the cement operation is all stopped now. I deliver trains that we are helping to back fill the quarry as noted above, its quite a big project and received a stunning upgrade where the track is concerned... long welded rail that we should be doing 125mph into the quarry on!
 

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