Possible Quarry E of Crab-tree Spinney, Wolvey

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a marl pit, from which marl was extracted during the Imperial period for use as fertiliser. The site is suggested by documentary evidence. It is located 100m east of Crab Tree Spinney.

Notes about this historic site

1 Three fields centred on the above location on an 1810 Estate map are all called “Marlpit Meadow.”
2 There is a pond in the centre of the land now which may well have been the quarry referred to, otherwise there is no real surface indication.

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