Highlights: Lamprophrye, Manor House and Killerton Chapel
Location: SS 9746 0040
What’s nearby: Coming soon!
Conservation: National Trust, Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Site is owned by the National Trust who maintain a trail you can follow around the estate. The quarry is inaccessible to visitors, but the lamprophyre has been used to build parts of the estate and the church, so take a good look! .
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