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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.

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Walks in and around Quorn Village, Leicestershire, UK

The quest is for hornblende granite, a particularly hard rock, usually pinkish in colour and used in road-building and other construction. Just before Buddon Hill became ‘Buddon Hole’, large amounts of Iron Age pottery and quern-stones were found on it, offering more evidence that this was the site of a Celtic settlement overlooking the Soar Valley.

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

Ald. Farnham, whose Quorn House estate adjoins Buddon Wood, said quarrying had taken place in the area since Norman times, but it was not until the 20th century wanted larger quantities of stone aggregate that the environment began to suffer.

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Mountsorrel Railway: 2008

Dec 19, 2008· Quarrying had taken place in various locations around Mountsorrel: Buddon Wood, Hawcliffe Hill, Nunckley Hill, Cocklow Wood etc. Broadhill became the main number one quarry. The MGC Group also had quarries in south west Leicestershire, namely Stoney Stanton, Enderby, Potters Marsden, Huncote, Little Pit and Clint Hill.

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Mountsorrel - Wikipedia

The parish boundary meets Quorndon where it first meets the quarry near Buddon Wood. North of there it crosses the former A6 500 metres towards Quorn from the roundabout for the A6 roundabout. ... The A6 dual-carriageway Quorn-Mountsorrel Bypass opened in October 1991, ... Organised quarrying of the granite in Mountsorrel Quarry began in the ...

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Overlooking the area around the small rural villages of Mountsorrel and Quorn is a newly-carved statue of a local worker called ‘Albert’. ... plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Mountsorrel Granite Company and 30th anniversary of development at Buddon Wood ... In 1974 quarrying started at Buddon Wood, where Lafarge manages the ...

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Quorn, Leicestershire - WikiVisually

Quorn is a village in Leicestershire, England, near the university town of Loughborough. The name was shortened from Quorndon in 1889, to avoid postal difficulties owing to its similarity to the name of another village, Quarndon, in neighbouring Derbyshire. The village's original name is thought to

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buddon quarry companies

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 ...

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Quorn - Wikishire

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.

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Swithland Reservoir - Wikipedia

The reservoir is part of the Buddon Wood and Swithland Reservoir biological SSSI, and Buddon Hill quarry, which is also designated on geological grounds, is a Geological Conservation Review site. The Mountsorrel granite of Buddon Wood has been such a valuable commodity commercially that it has taken precedence over the wildlife interest of the wood.

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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

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The Quarrying Processes

The quarrying process consists of separating large blocks, sometimes called loafs, from the surrounding rock. These blocks may be 6 metres high by 6 metres deep and 12 to 18 metres (about 40 to 60 feet) long, and they may weigh in the range of 1,200 to 2,000 tons. (Such large blocks are subsequently divided into mill blocks weighing 15 to 70 tons.)

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Quorn NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN 2018 - charnwood.gov.uk

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. In mediaeval times, Quorn largely came under the Manor of Barrow upon Soar, as part of a huge deer hunting park, with the rest being under the Manor of Beaumanor. St

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Charnwood - Leicestershire Orienteering Club

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 (Mercian Mudstone), giving …

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Quorn, Leicestershire : Wikis (The Full Wiki)

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 ...

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Quarrying Producing In Uk

Activity 2.1.2 The elements of quarrying What is a quarry? Quarries are places where materials are extracted from the surface of the earth. They usually refer to operations where the material is to be used in construction, whereas open-pit mining often refers to metal mines and opencast mining …

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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, or worked into seats or slabs.

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A Guided Walk to Swithland Reservoir - Barrow Heritage Group

The quarrying of granite in Mountsorrel dates back to Roman times, when it was used for local buildings. However, much of this was taken from hills and the open countryside rather than being deliberately quarried. Mountsorrel granite is actually “granodiorite” which is a little darker than true granite.

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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 ...

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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.

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DEVELOPMENT CONTROL AND REGULATORY BOARD

DEVELOPMENT CONTROL AND REGULATORY BOARD ... with the village of Quorn a similar distance to the north. The ... 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

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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.

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Buddon quarry companies

Buddon Wood granite quarrying - The Quorn Village On-line …. Buddon Wood granite quarry permit covers 500 acres, protestors told. ... Thus it was in 1946 that the Granite Company’s agents, Messrs John German and Son, ...

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Mountsorrel : definition of Mountsorrel and synonyms of ...

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.

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Excursion to Charnwood Forest: Whitsuntide, 1902. Saturday ...

A small party, however, took advantage of a fine day to visit the Mountsorrel granite area. The old quarry of Buddon Wood, with its granite and its dykes, was first visited ; next the great quarries of MountsorreI itself were reached, and the rock, with its variations and dykes, was studied.

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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 entire site extends over approximately 494 acres.

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MHG Buddon Wood Farm walk - Mountsorrel Archive

Jul 14, 2017· 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. This area is still rather raw although the mixed birch plantation is developing.

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Sheep grazing on Broad Hill December 2011

permissive path on Quarry estate referred to as Buddon Wood Farm Path. This leads through a young silver birch plantation up to the boundary of an area still under regeneration work by TARMAC connected with their future development of the quarries. From the eastern side is a path from the former carpark leading down to Centenary Wood.

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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 (Mercian Mudstone), giving …

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Primary mobile crushing plant. Independent operating combined mobile crushing station. Mobile secondary crushing plant. Fine crushing and screening mobile station

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Mountsorrel Railway: September 2008

Quarrying had taken place in various locations around Mountsorrel: Buddon Wood, Hawcliffe Hill, Nunckley Hill, Cocklow Wood etc. Broadhill became the main number one quarry. The MGC Group also had quarries in south west Leicestershire, namely Stoney Stanton, Enderby, Potters Marsden, Huncote, Little Pit and Clint Hill.

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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 ...

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