Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Cloford Quarry

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51°11'56"-02°24'19" show decimal

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Cloford Quarry
Cloford, Frome, Somerset

Cloford quarry became a designated site of special scientific interest in 1994, due to the limestone exposures from when the quarry was active. In 2006 permission was given by Somerset County Council to expand the quarry to retrieve more limestone, however as of 2011 the quarry is no longer is use.

How to get here:

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Road: A36 - Follow the A36 to Beckington, turning west onto the A361 to Frome at the roundabout. Continue until you reach the roundabout with the A359, keeping on the road until you pass Holywell. (8.7 miles, 14m) +

Parking Details

There is a layby on the westward carriageway (just past Holwell), just before a turning..

Where to walk

There is a footpath from the road turning that leads to Cloford; the quarry is to the right of the path once you pass the field.

This location is private and has no or limited access only. The site is private and there are no public access rights.

 

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Photograph taken: 29th March 2009 by Colin Francis

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Time and the Rani (2)
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Filmed: 6 Apr 1987
The Rani returns to her base, disguised as Mel.

Time and the Rani (3)
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Filmed: 6 Apr 1987
The Doctor runs from the Rani's base.

 

 

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Photograph taken: 10th July 2011 by Darren Spratt

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Time and the Rani (1)
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Filmed: 7 Apr 1987
Ikona and Mel head for cover.

 

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Photograph taken: 10th July 2011 by Darren Spratt

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Time and the Rani (1)
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Filmed: 7 Apr 1987
Mel tells Ikona that she must rescue the Doctor.

 

Other nearby locations:

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Westdown Quarry (Time and the Rani). No route recorded to this location.

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Whatley Quarry (Time and the Rani). No route recorded to this location.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Wells Cathedral (The Lazarus Experiment): 10.39 miles.

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Imperial Park (The Sun Makers): 17.23 miles.

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Waring House (Night Terrors): 18.92 miles.

In the News:

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Somerset County Council - Countil minutes on proposals to continue work at the quarry.

Further links about the location:

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English Nature - Details on the quarry's scientific status

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British Geological Society - Details on the geology of the Holwell and Nunney pits

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Aggregate Industries UK - Leasehold owners of the quarry

Related Stories

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Time and the Rani [4,6-7 Apr 1987]

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