Site of Quarry at Primrose Hill, Alcester.

Description of this historic site

A large number of small quarry pits of unknown date are visible as crop marks on aerial photographs at Primrose Hill.

Notes about this historic site

1 Davis records finding 80 pits on Primrose Hill from which the (?) Romans had the stone to build Alcester (17 Aug 1930).
2 Centred at the above grid reference, an extensive area of almost continuous quarrying, many of the pits quite large and up to 3m deep, situated on the top and edge of a steep escarpment. One of the spoil heaps was partly excavated by the farmer for its contents but he found nothing and the section remains give no hint as to their origins.
3 These were visible until 1973 when they were filled in.
4 The quarry pits show on air photographs.
5 Noted.
6 Small quarry pits visible on LiDAR.

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