Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Springwell Quarry

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51°37'33"-00°29'32" show decimal

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Page 17, N11

Springwell Quarry
Springwell Lane, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Peter Faizey: part of the quarry is now a landfill site, but a huge part of the quarry still exists, and has been left to its natural state. Because of the way its been guarded off, it seems unlikely they will use it for landfilling so hopely it will remain for a long time!

How to get here:

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Road: M25 - Exit junction 17 (Maple Cross) and head east on the A412 to the next roundabout. Turn left towards Rickmansworth, and Springwell Lane will be on the right, just past the pumping station. You can then park in the car park by Springwell Lock. Cross over the lock on the bridge and the quarry is on the left. +

 

Access: privateStatus: alteredQuarry

Photo

Photograph taken: 4th February 2007 by Peter Faizey

"I gained access to the old quarry and took an overview shot, but although much of it has become overgrown and has certainly changed a lot since filming, the chalk escarpment is still visable, and there is only slight erosion. I was surprised at how recognisable it was from say 'Earthshock' and others."

Earthshock (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 29 Oct 1981
A desolate landscape, somewhere on 26th Century Earth ...

The Three Doctors (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 7-9 Nov 1972
The Brigadier begins to wonder if he really is at Cromer ...

 

Where to walk to next?

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Springwell Lock (The Three Doctors). Cross the bridge over the lock, and then turn left, following the path by the canal to the footbridge. (200 yards, 1m)

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Springwell Lake (The Three Doctors): 0.24 miles.

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Black Jack's Mill (Silver Nemesis): 1.65 miles.

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Shire Lane Quarry (The Savages): 1.69 miles.

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Denham Manor (The Five Doctors, The Three Doctors): 2.35 miles.

Also seen in:

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Nov 1977: Blake's 7: Cygnus Alpha: Filming date for the surface of Cygnus Alpha

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Feb 1978: Blake's 7: Orac: Filming date for the surface of Aristo

Related Stories

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The Three Doctors [7-9 Nov 1972]: Omega's World.

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Earthshock [29 Oct 1981]: 26th Century Earth, near a network of caves containing dinosaur fossils.

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The Twin Dilemma [7 Feb 1984]: The surface of Titan Three

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Delta and the Bannermen [24 Jun 1987]: The Chimeron homeworld

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