Mountsorrel - Wikishire

As early as 1860, there was a branch line, the Mountsorrel Railway, to the quarry, the path of which is still followed by a mineral conveyor to Barrow-upon-Soar, where quarry rock is sorted for distribution.Organised quarrying of the granite in Mountsorrel Quarry began in the late eighteenth century, and had around 500 employees by 1870.

Quorn NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN 2018 - Charnwood

Vast deposits of granodiorite (similar to granite) are found in the south of Quorn, which would have been used for millstones, and extensive quarrying has removed the hill that once formed Buddon Wood. The distinctive pink hue of the stone can be seen in buildings and walls all around Quorn, although these days it is used mainly for roads.

MOUNTSORREL QUARRY WELCOME TO THE EXHIBITION

established landscape including parts of Buddon Wood, Broad Hill, Rothley Common and Mountsorrel Quarry. The image above shows the existing layout of the quarry including the location of the equipment. Mountsorrel is a granite quarry operated by Lafarge Tarmac. The …

The Rock Quarries of Charnwood Forest - EMGS

large quarrying operations at Cliffe Hill, Bardon Hill, Buddon Wood (Mountsorrel) and Croft. The Rock Quarries of Charnwood Forest Annette McGrath Geological setting Charnwood Forest is one of the few places in England to expose the resilient Precambrian basement rocks, much valued as an aggregate for the road-building and construction industry.

6 Bedroom House For Sale in Buddon Lane, Quorn

6 Bedroom House For Sale in Buddon Lane, Quorn 7 6 6 3 A rare visitor to the open market, White Lodge is a substantial contemporary style home which occupies one of the most desirable positions within the Charnwood Forest.

Swithland Reservoir - Wikipedia

Swithland Reservoir is a reservoir in the English county of Leicestershire.It is north-east of the village of Swithland from which it takes its name, north-west of Rothley and approximately 133 metres (145 yd) south-west of Mountsorrel Quarry.It is part of the 187.1-hectare (462-acre) Buddon Wood and Swithland Reservoir Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

DEVELOPMENT CONTROL AND REGULATORY BOARD

remnant parts of Buddon Wood, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), whilst to the east / south-east the site opens out across to the processing plant area. To the south-west just beyond Buddon Wood lies Swithland Reservoir. 4. The A6 is approximately 1 km to the east of the main quarry …

Mountsorrel Quarry - Quorn Village On-line Museum

An aerial view of what was Buddon Wood, now mostly removed by quarrying activities leaving just a vestige of the wood around the quarry perimeter. The old image is from 1972; the present day image is from the mid 1990s. The symmetrical shape at the top of each image is the Victorian waterworks next to the reservoir causeway. The reservoir shape is -- extracted from the Quorn Village On-line ...

Quorn Stone | limestone tiles, marble & porcelain tiles ...

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Craig Buddon Introduction - LEICESTERSHIRE CLIMBS

The land over the wall at the top of the crag is part of Redland Aggregates Buddon Wood Quarry, the biggest granite quarry in Britain. The rock is highly. prized as a roadstone because it is so slow to polish and get slippery. Despite the warning signs they seem to pay little heed to climbers walking back down from the top of the crag.

Walk detail - Ramblers

Quorn is a village in Leicestershire, near the university town of Loughborough. The quarrying of stone in Quorn began at a very early age at Buddon Wood, on the edge of the parish. Granite millstones were quarried in the early Iron Age, and under the Romans stone was quarried for building in Leicester.

Great Central Railway - Quorn, Leicestershire

Quarry (granite) FBs Sluice Drain Pond Pond Pond Drain Pond Sinks Drain Drain 31 36 84 88 26 3 33 28 27 Quorn Grange Tanks Conveyors 29 Hopper 40b 42 40 40a River Reach 109a 41 Conveyor 2 48 37 29 Works 21 14 31 1 1 15 51 Crusher 109 63 105 64 60 62 2 10 12 14 NORTHAGE CLOSE WOOD LANE Track UNITT ROAD Chapel Woodside Farm 111a 113 123 Lay-by ...

Walks in and around Quorn Village, Leicestershire, UK

Walks in and around Quorn, Leicestershire. This section is really all about walking: walking around the village, walking to neighbouring villages. Oh, and walking to the pub. Quorn has a great network of footpaths. By buying a set of our walking leaflets, you'll be able to locate them all, and also those that lead to other villages close by.

Carlton House, Buddon Lane, Quorn | Edwards

Situated on Buddon Lane, arguably one of the finest postcodes in the sought after village of Quorn, the deceptively spacious CARLTON HOUSE, has much to offer those seeking an IMMACULTE HOME in secluded, peaceful grounds.

U3A WTT Mountsorrel Circular

production.€ In the 1960s Redland Roadstone bought the Mountsorrel Granite Company hailing a new era of development and investing.€ Broad Hill ceased production in 1967 and in 1970s larger scale quarrying began in a new area of Buddon Wood - the site of the present Mountsorrel Quarry.€ Demand rose throughout the 1970s, 80s and by

Quorn, Leicestershire - WikiVisually

The quarrying of stone in Quorn began at a very early age at Buddon Wood, on the edge of the parish. Granite millstones were quarried in the early Iron Age, and under the Romans stone was quarried for building in Leicester; some of the larger millstones can still be seen in the area, however these days they are either used as garden ornaments ...

History - db0nus869y26v.cloudfront.net

The quarrying of stone in Quorn began at a very early age at Buddon Wood, on the edge of the parish. Granite millstones were quarried in the early Iron Age, and under the Romans stone was quarried for building in Leicester. Some of the larger millstones can still be seen in the area, however these days they are either used as garden ornaments ...

Quorn, Leicestershire - Wikipedia

The quarrying of stone in Quorn began at a very early age at Buddon Wood, on the edge of the parish. Granite millstones were quarried in the early Iron Age, and under the Romans stone was quarried for building in Leicester. Some of the larger millstones can still be seen in the area, however these days they are either used as garden ornaments ...

MOUNTSORREL QUARRY - BarrowPC

Our proposals will result in a reduction in traffic in Quorn along Leicester Road and Wood Lane, as the relocation of the quarry offices, stores and workshops will enable the vast majority of site traffic currently using the Wood Lane entrance, to enter and exit along Granite Way. BUDDON WOOD

Quorn, Leicestershire

The quarry ing of stone in Quorn began at a very early age at Buddon Wood, on the edge of the parish. Granite millstones were quarried in the early Iron Age, and under the Romans stone was quarried for building in Leicester. Some of the larger millstones can still be seen in the area, however these days they are either used as garden ornaments ...

Mountsorrel - Wikipedia

As early as 1860, there was a branch line, the Mountsorrel Railway, to the quarry, the path of which is still followed by a mineral conveyor to Barrow-upon-Soar, where quarry rock is sorted for distribution. Organised quarrying of the granite in Mountsorrel Quarry began in the late eighteenth century, and had around 500 employees by 1870.

A Guided Walk to Swithland Reservoir - Barrow Heritage Group

Buddon Brook path and Quorn, returning to Barrow upon Soar. A) Car Park. ... In 1860, a railway branch line was constructed to take rock from the quarries around the village. This was a condition of allowing the Great Central Railway to be built on land belonging to local landowners and by 1863 the line was carrying 200 tons of granite per day ...

Buddon Wood granite quarrying - The Quorn Village On-line ...

Loughborough Echo - 21st January 1972 Buddon Wood granite quarry permit covers 500 acres, protestors told. Ald. George Farnham to propose revocation order which might cost £10,000,000 Over 350 protestors against quarrying at Buddon Wood learned at the first public meeting organised by the newly-formed Preservation Society at Quorn Village -- extracted from the Quorn Village On-line …

Buddon Wood, Mountsorrel, Swithland, Leicestershire ...

Buddon Wood, Mountsorrel, Swithland, Leicestershire Sketch of the granite (or syenite) district viewed from Swithland Old Slate Quarry, including Buddon Wood, Mountsorrel, Kinchley Hill and Brazil Wood, Leicestershire, by Reverend Baden Powell (1796-1860), father of Robert Baden Powell. 1859.

Quorn, Leicestershire : definition of Quorn ...

The quarrying of stone in Quorn began at a very early age at Buddon Wood, on the edge of the parish. Granite millstones were quarried in the early Iron Age, and under the Romans stone was quarried for building in Leicester. Some of the larger millstones can still be seen in the area, however these days they are either used as garden ornaments ...

Pictures of Quorn

Quorn is the hill side Leicestershire village that gave its name to the famous Quorn Hunt. Quorn Hall lies at the edge of the village, it was the home of Hugo Meynell, who was a name amongst the fox hunting fraternity of the day. He was Master of the Quorn Hunt from the time he moved into the property in 1753, until 1800.

Quorndon | NatureSpot

The parish is officially called Quorndon but everyone knows it as Quorn. The River Soar forms much of Quorn's eastern boundary with the village of Barrow upon Soar. The southern boundary, with the neighbouring villages of Mountsorrel, Rothley and Swithland, encompasses Buddon Wood, Mountsorrel Quarry and part of Swithland Reservoir. The Great ...

MHG Buddon Wood Farm walk - Mountsorrel Archive

Jul 14, 2017· 7) head to the right along Wood Lane leading towards Quorn. After 100 yards there is a double bend road sign and just before it on the left is. Photo E . 8) Buddon Wood Farm Path, a further permissive path taking a short circular route through the western edge of Mountsorrel Common and up the side of the reinstated eastern edge of Buddon Wood.

Church History - St. Barts Quorn

Accordingly the Earls of Chester, who held the Barrow lordship and hunted in the park between Buddon Wood and Woodthorpe, built a chapel and possibly a hunting lodge, around which grew the village of Quorn. A small bridge known as Priest's Bridge was built at this time, to enable the curate to cross the Soar and reach the chapel.

File ref: County: Leicestershire Site name: Buddon Wood ...

Despite clear felling and quarrying activities Buddon Wood remains one of the best birch-oak woodlands in Leicestershire of a type not found elsewhere in the East Midlands. It is on an area of granite overlain by Keuper Marl, giving a relatively free-draining, acid, siliceous clay soil. The