Ramsom near entrance to Harridge Wood West
Ramsoms near entrance to Harridge Wood West
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The stars have arrived

The first Ransoms are coming into flower.  Most plants have lots of buds, however a few individual plants at the entrance to Harridge wood west are now in flower.

Looking forward to the flowering en-mass in the coming weeks.

Quartzite Quarry in West Harridge Woods

Just above the eastern corner of the Large Deer Enclosure in Harridge Woods West is a former Quartzite quarry.  This dates to the 1800’s or earlier, as it is shown on the 1903 OS map.  It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, number 25769.

its easy to see how it was dug out horizontally about 10m deep into the hillside, with the spoil pulled out, perhaps on a horizontal track, to form a flat spoil heap just behind.