Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Castle Cement Quarry

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52°38'09"-00°32'43" show decimal

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Castle Cement Quarry
Stamford Road, Ketton, Lincolnshire, PE9 3SX

Castle Cement is a working quarry producing cement; the works are a visible landmark for many miles around Rutland!

How to get here from Twyford Wood:

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Road: Turn left out of the car park, then head south along the A1 towards Stamford at the roundabout. Exit at the junction with the A6121 (Stamford/Ketton). Head southwest towards Ketton and the works are very visible from the road! Head past the works and then turn right onto a road that takes you up to the works entrance. +

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General Directions to get to this location.

Parking Details

roadside

This location is private and has no or limited access only. There is no access to this live site, so all you can see are the main gates!

 

Access: privateStatus: unknownEntrance

Photo

Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Battlefield (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 14 May 1989
Knights crash into a hill.

 

Other nearby locations:

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Wothorpe Towers (Battlefield). Road: Head down the road from the entrance, and then turn left, heading towards Stamford. When you reach the A1, take the direction towards London and then come off at the next exit (A43). Turn right and then left onto a side road which leads to a nursery and some houses. Parking roadside by houses

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Barnsdale (Battlefield). Road: Head down the road from the entrance, and then turn left, heading towards Stamford. When you reach the A1, take the northerly direction, and then exit at the next junction with the A606, and head towards Oakham. When you reach Barnsdale, turn left towards the Rutland Water north shore car park. Continue across the roundabout down the hill to the bed and breakfast. Parking roadside

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Twyford Wood (Battlefield). Road: Head down the road from the entrance, and then turn left, heading towards Stamford. When you reach the A1, take the northerly direction, and then continue until you reach Colsterworth. At the roundabout head right (east) onto the A151. The woods car park is signposted on the right. Parking woods car park

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Hambleton Woods (Battlefield): 5.06 miles.

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Hambleton Old Hall (Battlefield): 5.44 miles.

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Hambleton (Battlefield): 5.49 miles.

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Hambleton Ridge (Battlefield): 5.51 miles.

Trivia:

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The barrier in front of the hill where Ancelyn crashes to Earth is the same prop that the Doctor and Ace nip under when they arrive at the UNIT convoy a couple of scenes later. (Hambleton Woods)

Further links about the location:

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Castle Cement - Ketton

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Manchester Geological Association - Trip to the quarry, with photos.

Related Stories

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Battlefield [14 May 1989]: A knight rises from a crash within a quarry.

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