Thrupe Lane Swallet
|Thrupe Lane Swallet|
|Cave survey||Geological Conservation Review|
|Registry||Mendip Cave Registry|
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area of Search||Somerset|
The swallet is a small, single pothole cave system that is dominated by a series of deep (117 metres (384 ft)) and mainly vertical passages, which follow fault lines, natural joints in the rock and mineral veins. It shows a form of cave development not seen elsewhere in the Mendips and contains the tallest vertical shaft in any known cave on the Mendip Hills, Atlas Pot, which is 60 metres (197 ft) deep. The stream that flows through the cave is one of those that feeds St Andrew's Wells in the grounds of the Bishop's Palace in Wells.
- "Thrupe Lane Swallet". Mendip Cave Registry & Archive. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
- Witcombe, Richard (2009). Who was Aveline anyway?: Mendip's Cave Names Explained (2nd ed.). Priddy: Wessex Cave Club. p. 180. ISBN 978-0-9500433-6-4.
- "Thrupe Lane Swallet" (PDF). English Nature. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
- "Mendip Caves: Eastern Mendip". British Geological Survey. 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-06.
- "Thrupe Lane Swallet". Mendip Cave Registry & Archive. 2009. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
- Irwin, David John; Knibbs, Anthony J. (1999). Mendip Underground: A Cavers Guide. Bat Products. ISBN 0-9536103-0-6.—which also contains a detailed description of the cave.
- English Nature website (SSSI information)