Time trail 6: A pebble pit, Blackheath

Eliot Pit is located on the southwest corner of the Blackheath plateau. Rumour has it that the open space that is Blackheath is so-named as victims of the Black Death are buried there. In fact it is named for the small black rounded pebbles that underlie the grass. Pits left by the small scale digging of the pebbles for roads and other purposes have mostly been backfilled with wartime rubble but Eliot Pit remains, mostly overgrown but pebbles can be seen in the path up the scree- covered quarry sides

Nearest train station: Lewisham
Distance: 0.8 km (0.5 miles)

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