Manor Farm Swallet

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Manor Farm Swallet
Entrance to Manor Farm swallet - geograph.org.uk - 1236454.jpg
The entrance to Manor Farm swallet
Map showing the location of Manor Farm Swallet
Map showing the location of Manor Farm Swallet
Location Somerset, UK
OS grid ST 4982 5566
Coordinates 51°17′52″N 2°43′16″W / 51.297888°N 2.721039°W / 51.297888; -2.721039Coordinates: 51°17′52″N 2°43′16″W / 51.297888°N 2.721039°W / 51.297888; -2.721039
Depth 179 metres (587 ft)
Length 1,107 metres (3,632 ft)
Altitude 233 metres (764 ft)
Discovery 1972
Geology Limestone
Access Public
BRAC grade 2

Manor Farm Swallet is a cave in the limestone of the Mendip Hills, in Somerset, England which was subject to numerous failed digging attempts between 1947 and 1973 as the surface shafts kept collapsing. [1] In 1973 access to the cave was gained by an artificial shaft and walling it against collapse.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ M.G.Norton (1969). "History of the dig at Manor Farm Swallet, Charterhouse-on-Mendip". UBSS Proceedings (UBSS). 12(1): 83–88. 
  2. ^ Smart, P.L; Stanton, W.I. (1974). "Manor Farm Swallet, Charterhouse-on-Mendip, Somerset: An Account and Geomorphology". UBSS Proceedings (UBSS). 13(3): 391–402.