A slope shaft is a quarry entrance, dug in to the ground at an incline. Often they include pedestrian access via steps as well as rails for a cart used to extract the quarry's product.
Brewers Yard Quarry - Brewers Yard Quarry has a very narrow slope shaft
Slope Shaft Photo - A photograph looking down a slope shaft
Box Quarry Fact Sheet - More details about underground quarrying
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- Brean Down Fort
The fort was built between 1864 and 1871 on the recommendations of the 1859 Royal Commission. Originally armed with seven 7" RMLs, it was disarmed in 1901, but rearmed with two 6" ex-naval guns during World War II. Recently restored and opened to the public by the National Trust.