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Bishop Middleham Quarry


Bishop Middleham Quarry ceased work as a quarry in 1934 and is now managed as a Nature Reserve by the Durham Wildlife Trust. The quarry was designated as a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in 1968 because of the range of plant and animal life adapted to the thin magnesian limestone soils.
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Bishop Middleham Quarry

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Bishop Middleham Quarry
- "Abandoned in the 1930s, this former magnesian limestone quarry is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, nationally recognised for the plant life it supports. Unusual species abound on the thin ...

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Bishop Middleham Quarry (disused)

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Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)

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lesser kna[weed with six spot burnett moth

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Bishop Middleham Quarry balance

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Bee Orchids

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Meadow Brown

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Orchid

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Dark-red helleborine

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