Scheduled Website Maintenance 14/07/20 00:00 – 04:00GMT – There will be periods of time during this window when this website will be unavailable.

EAW002834 ENGLAND (1946). Quarries around the village, Cranford St John, 1946

© Copyright OpenStreetMap contributors and licensed by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. 2020. Cartography is licensed as CC BY-SA.

Details

Title [EAW002834] Quarries around the village, Cranford St John, 1946
Reference EAW002834
Date 30-September-1946
Link
Place name CRANFORD ST JOHN
Parish CRANFORD
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 493200, 277712
Longitude / Latitude -0.63032900718209, 52.389111220571
National Grid Reference SP932777

Pins

Cranford Quarries(Ironstone)

Class31
Friday 6th of September 2013 07:11:36 AM
Cranford Station

Class31
Friday 6th of September 2013 07:09:43 AM
LMS Railway Kettering, Thrapston & Huntingdon Branch

Class31
Friday 6th of September 2013 07:07:50 AM

Class31
Friday 6th of September 2013 07:04:43 AM

Class31
Friday 6th of September 2013 07:03:06 AM

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Wednesday 28th of August 2013 10:52:16 PM

User Comment Contributions

This is a view of Cranford Ironstone quarries looking from the north.

The railway running between the 2 quarries has now largely disappeared under the A14.

Buccaneer
Sunday 8th of December 2013 07:34:23 PM
Ha - got it! Class 31's thoughts on ironstone mining were correct. We're looking south-southwest over the area just east of the Northants village of Cranford St John. The country house identified by Matthew is Cranford Hall at SP 924773

Calchfaen
Friday 1st of November 2013 01:54:44 PM
Thanks everyone for the location details - we'll update the catalogue with the new information and post the updated record here in due course.



It's good to get another image the eastern Midlands - Aerofilms Ltd didn't visit the area as much as the older industrial centes in the west Midlands and north, possibly because in counties like Nothamptonshire the heavier industry (such as ironstone/steel processing) didn't really kick off until post-WWII.



Yours, Katy

Britain from Above Cataloguing Team Leader

Katy Whitaker
Friday 1st of November 2013 01:54:44 PM
Well done Calchfaen for locating this one.

Class31
Friday 6th of September 2013 07:19:46 AM
I imagine that this is ironstone mining taking place somewhere north east of Northampton.

Class31
Friday 6th of September 2013 07:14:32 AM
Q is it ironstone?

A Yes



Q Is it north east of Northampton?

A Yes

Class31
Friday 6th of September 2013 07:14:32 AM
View looking south

Class31
Friday 6th of September 2013 06:57:30 AM
Country house with extensive open-cast mine workings to the foreground. House is unfortunately in the shadow but looks to be Classical.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Wednesday 28th of August 2013 10:56:42 PM
Agree with Class31 that it's mining - rather than road or rail building. However, it could be open-cast coal mining which would unfortunately open up the possibly geographical areas.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Wednesday 28th of August 2013 10:55:29 PM