Gripwood Quarry

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Gripwood Quarry (grid reference ST822603) is a 2.9 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Wiltshire, notified in 1951. The quarry is of Oolitic limestone and one single quarry with a wall in the middle creating an upper and a lower quarry, last used for mushroom growing. The walls are whitewashed and features a large wooden crane.


Jones Hill Quarry *Name used by Wiltshire Council.
Bradford-on-Avon 9 *A name given by Mendip Cave Rescue.
Ruins *Older lower section was known by the name Ruins by the mushroom workers.
ST86SW468 *SMR Number - Wiltshire and Swindon Sites and Monument Record Search.
Woodside Quarry - *Generally referred to as Woodside Quarry but Historical Research shows as Gripwood is the underground and Woodside as the opencast.


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Coordinates: 51°20′29″N 2°15′25″W / 51.34150°N 2.25693°W / 51.34150; -2.25693