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An opening into the underground workings, photo early 1950s.
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Nodular beds. Photo by Peter Oliver, c1966.
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Sun cracks Nodular Beds. Photo by Peter Oliver, c1966.
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Nodular Beds. Photo by Peter Oliver c1966.
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Central Area of Wren's Nest Hill. The rocks of the Coalbrookdale Formation are at the core of Wren's Nest Hill, and form the large flat central area. In 1965 the soft shales of the Coalbrookdale Formation were extensively exposed during the building of Wren's Nest School (seen in the background). The row of trees marks the boundary between the Coalbrookdale Formation and the overlying Much Wenlock Limestone Formation on the eastern side of the hill. This central area has been used for many activities including rifle range practice, farming, and playing fields as seen in this photo which was taken in the late 1960s by Peter Parkes.
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Wren's Nest Farmhouse stood at the southern end of the central area of Wren's Nest Hill. Photo thought to have been taken in the early 1950s.
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The Winding House stood in close proximity to Wren's Nest Farmhouse and was used for winding cables hauling materials from the surrounding limestone workings. Photographed in a ruinous state in the late 1960s by Peter Parkes.
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View from the top of the Nodular Member ridge looking west across the Lower Quarried Limestone Member trench to the steeply dipping rocks that are at the junction of the Much Wenlock Limestone Formation and the underlying Coalbrookdale Formation. The building in the top left hand corner of the photo is the cable Winding House seen in the previous photo. Photo taken c. early 1950s.
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Derelict lime kilns. Photo taken in the late 1960s by Peter Parkes.
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The Wren's Nest Crog Ball, November 1972. Photo by Norman Dutton.
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The Wren's Nest South, November 1972. Photo by Norman Dutton.
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View on the southern end of Wren's Nest Hill. Due to the periclinal structure of Wren's Nest Hill, the rocks of the Nodular Member are dipping in a southerly direction. Photo by Peter Parkes in the 1970s.
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Exposure in the Lower Quarried Limestone Member, Mons Hill (east). Photo taken in 1978 by Peter Parkes.
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Lime Kiln, Wren's Nest. Photo taken in 1983 by Peter Parkes.
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Caves Pool is located on, and drains from the rocks of the Coalbrookdale Formation that form the core of Wren's Nest Hill. Photo taken in 1984 by Peter Parkes.

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