Pierre's Pot

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Pierre's Pot
LocationBurrington Combe
Depth47 m (154 ft)
Length985 m (3,232 ft)[1]
GeologyCarboniferous limestone[2]
Cave survey[1]

Pierre's Pot is a cave in Burrington Combe on the Mendip Hills in Somerset, England.

The cave was discovered in 1983 and has two main levels, the lower level being reached through an extremely tight rift. There is an active streamway and sump which, following a 15 m (49 ft) dive, leads to another streamway and a number of passages.[3]

The derivation of the cave's name is from one of the nicknames of Mike "Fish" Jeanmaire of the Axbridge Caving Group in the early 1960s.[4]

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  1. ^ "Pierre's Pot". Mendip Cave Registry & Archive. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  2. ^ Farrant, Andrew. "Burrington Combe". Foundations of the Mendips website. Foundations of the Mendips. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  3. ^ Irwin, David John; Knibbs, Anthony J. (1999). Mendip Underground: A Cavers Guide. Bat Products. ISBN 0-9536103-0-6.
  4. ^ Witcombe, Richard (2009). Who was Aveline anyway?: Mendip's Cave Names Explained (2nd ed.). Priddy: Wessex Cave Club. pp. 130–131. ISBN 978-0-9500433-6-4.

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Coordinates: 51°19′18″N 2°45′05″W / 51.3216°N 2.7515°W / 51.3216; -2.7515