Kingdom of Quarries
Fulwelll Quarry – before works
- Fulwelll Quarry – before works
- Fulwell Quarry – geology shown after works
- Fulwell Quarry – spherulitic concretionary limestone
- Fulwell Quarry – after cut and rake on grassland site
- Marsden Old Quarry – Common spotted orchids
- Marsden Old Quarry – Chair Sculpture
- Marsden Old Quarry – Lizard Sculpture
- Marsden Old Quarry – Repainted White horse
- Bishop Middleham Quarry – leaflet map
Groundwork North East has championed the internationally important geology and other heritage interest in disused quarries in the area. They exposed rock faces at key sites, improved access, produced downloadable leaflets and organised a programme of field visits for schools and community groups.
The Kingdom of Quarries Project worked at Marsden Old Quarry in South Tyneside, improving access paths and clearing scrub from rock faces. We also repainted the White Horse within the quarry and helped to install magnesian limestone sculptures by ‘Ant’ Bryant within the quarry.
The project also cleared some of the geological faces in Fulwell Quarry near Carley Hill in Sunderland. This has improved the condition of this Geological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which has changed from unfavourable to favourable condition. We also started work restoring SSSI Magnesian Limestone grassland within the Fulwell Quarry Local Nature Reserve.
We delivered school visits to Marsden Old Quarry, Bishop Middleham Quarry, Fulwell Quarry and Trimdon Grange Quarry.
The project has produced three leaflets about the geology, ecology and history of former quarry sites. You can download them here:
- Marsden Old Quarry Leaflet (PDF, 988kb)
- Fulwell Quarry leaflet (PDF, 1Mb)
- Kingdom of Quarries leaflets (PDF, 1Mb)
For more information contact Lucy Chapman at Groundwork North East.
Tel: 01207 524 803
Durham North Office
Greencroft Industrial Park