Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

West of England Quarry

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52°06'06"-02°20'30" show decimal

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West of England Quarry
Malvern, Worcestershire

The West of England Quarry was owned by Pyx Granite Co Ltd., but ceased production in 1931. It is now managed by the Malvern Hills Conservators, and provides a picnic and walking area, plus also boasts a gold mine ...

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 as it curves left and you'll eventually reach the car park on the left, near Park Wood. +

Parking Details

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

 

Access: publicStatus: alteredWest of England Quarry

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

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The Krotons (3)
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Screen Shot
Filmed: 10-11 Nov 1968
A Kroton makes its way across the barren landscape

The Krotons (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 10-11 Nov 1968
The TARDIS rematerialises once danger has passed.

 

Additional Notes:

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BBC documentation is unclear as to which of Tank Quarry and this one were used for the various scenes in the story. It is believed that the scenes of the Kroton walking were here.

Other nearby locations:

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Tank Quarry (The Krotons). Road: Turn right out of the car park, and then follow the road until it bears right, and the picnic area car park is on the right-hand side. 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): 16.31 miles.

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Millers Green (The Next Doctor): 16.65 miles.

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College Green (The Next Doctor): 16.73 miles.

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Berkeley Street (The Next Doctor): 16.78 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 - West of England Quarry, with old photographs

Related Stories

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The Krotons [10-11 Nov 1968]

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