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Name:Old Quarry, Walesby
HER Number:MLI51856
Type of record:Monument


Old quarry, Walesby.

Grid Reference:TF 148 933
Map Sheet:TF19SW

Full description

'Old quarry' is depicted here on the 1956 6 inch Ordnance Survey map. {1}

The site is first depicted on the 1st edition OS County Series map, where it is listed as a 'Quarry', possibly indicating that the site was still in use, or only recently abandoned at the time of the survey. {2}

The quarry is believed to have been re-opened during the Second World War, when chalk was extracted to build a new runway at Binbrook airfield. The quarry was backfilled shortly afterwards, and the site has since been used to house aviation communications equipment, installed c.1980. {3}

<1> OS, 1956, OS 6 INCH SERIES, - (Map). SLI3659.

<2> Ordnance Survey, 1884-1888, 6 Inch Ordnance Survey County Series Map - First Edition (Map). SLI9454.

<3> Starling, Peter, 2014, E-mail from Peter Starling, E-mail sent 03/05/2014 (Electronic Communication). SLI14595.

Monument Types

  • QUARRY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Sources and further reading

<1>Map: OS. 1956. OS 6 INCH SERIES. -.
<2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1884-1888. 6 Inch Ordnance Survey County Series Map - First Edition. Digital. 1:10560.
<3>Electronic Communication: Starling, Peter. 2014. E-mail from Peter Starling. E-mail sent 03/05/2014.