Medieval Quarry by Berkeley Road, 300m NW of Abbey, Kenilworth

Description of this historic site

The site of a quarry dating to the Medieval period. It is believed to have been in use during the building of Kenilworth Abbey. It is still visible as an earthwork and is located 300m north west of the Abbey.

Notes about this historic site

1 The red sandstone quarry of Kenilworth Abbey lay to the N, W of Fieldgate Lane.
2 There appear to be two quarries centred at SP3872 and SP3872.
3 The floors of both quarries are tree and shrub-covered and the W quarry has an average depth of 2m.
4 This quarry was presumably used at the time when the Abbey was constructed. The quarry is still quite evident, despite being almost entirely covered in trees. It is up 6m deep. It is surrounded by a modern housing estate.

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