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Thrupe Swallet

Croscombe, Shepton Mallet.

NGR:ST 6057 4583
WGS84:51.21031, -2.56585
Length:225 m
Depth:70 m
Altitude:197 m

This steeply descending active sinks leads through boulders jammed against a faultline cliff face to reach Persistence Pot, an attractive 13m deep elliptical shaft. At the bottom lies a tiny streamway which meanders towards Thrupe Lane Swallet located approximately 250m to the west. The Thrupe stream is not seen in the latter cave. There is a subsidiary sink ten metres to the west.

Alternate Names: None recorded.

Notes: WWA dye-traced the stream to Saint Andrew's Well (40 hours) in 1974.

Hydrographic Resurgences: St. Andrew's Well

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