Last Alteration: Thursday 11 April 2013

Tank Quarry

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52°07'21"-02°20'24" show decimal

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Tank Quarry
Malvern, Worcestershire

Tank Quarry was started circa 1872 on North Hill in the Malverns, and was owned by Thomas William Morgan and then Pyx Granite Co Ltd. The quarry operated until 1970 - in spite of the Malvern Hills Act of 1924 stating that hill quarrying should cease by 1960, extensions were granted to enable quarrying to continue (it was active at time of filming for The Krotons).

Since then, Worcestershire Country Council have infilled much of the site, and it is now managed by the Malvern Hills Conservators, with a picnic area overlooking the quarry face.

How to get here:

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Road: M5 - Exit junction 7 (Worcester) and then follow the A4440 westward until you reach the A449, then head towards Great Malvern. When you reach the church in the town centre, turn right onto the B4232 and follow it until you reach the picnic area on the left. +

Parking Details

picnic area car park, 3.00 flat fee for parking at MHC car parks

This location is private and has no or limited access only. The quarry is cordoned off, but you can view the cliff face from the picnic area.

 

Access: publicStatus: alteredTank Quarry

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 5th September 2010 by Chuck Foster

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The Krotons (1)
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Filmed: 10-11 Nov 1968
The TARDIS materialises on a new planet ...

The Krotons (3)
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Filmed: 10-11 Nov 1968
The Doctor and Zoe make their way across the terrain.

 

Additional Notes:

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BBC documentation is unclear which of here and West of England Quarry are used for the various scenes in the story, though the imposing cliff face here is recognisable from the opening scene, and later when the Doctor is chatting to Zoe

Other nearby locations:

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West of England Quarry (The Krotons). Road: Turn left out of the car park and follow the road as it curves left and you'll eventually reach the car park for the quarry on on the left, near Park Wood. Parking picnic area car park, 3.00 flat fee for parking at MHC car parks

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Wheelbarrow Castle Cottage (Spearhead from Space): 15.74 miles.

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Evesham Hotel (Spearhead from Space): 17.06 miles.

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Bewdley (Steam Railway) (Black Orchid): 17.54 miles.

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Millers Green (The Next Doctor): 18.03 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Malvern Hills Conservators - PDF with details of the Hills (with map)

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Malvern Industrial Archaeology Circle - Tank Quarry, with old photographs

Related Stories

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The Krotons [10-11 Nov 1968]

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