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Pen Park Hole

Filton.

NGR:ST 58524 79212
WGS84:51.51030, -2.59904
Length:250 m
Depth:61 m
Altitude:76 m
Tags:Cave, Mine
Registry:mcr-b

A cave with a long history. Catcott records the descent of Capt. Sturmey in 1669 and Capt. Collins in 1682. Rev. Thomas Newman fatally slipped and fell down the main shaft in 1775. An entrance shaft 6m deep leads to the Main Chamber via Approach Passage. A 23m pitch descends to the bottom of the Main Chamber where there is a pool of water that fluctuates up to 20m with the rainfall. The Main Chamber is 50m high. It has been investigated by miners searching for lead several times but although galena is found there it is not present in commercial quantities. Further information can be seen at www.penparkhole.org.uk

Alternate Names: None recorded.

Surveys:
(Plan and elevation of Pen Park Hole), Collins, Captain, 1682
(Plan and elevation of Pen Park Hole), Collins, Captain, 1682
The Profile and Ground Plot to the Concave in Pen Park, (Collins, Captain), 1682
Pen Park Hole, White, Mr.
Pen Park Hole, (White, Mr.), 1775
Sketch of east and west section of Pen Park Hole
Pen Park Hole, Glennie, Brig. A., 1957
Pen Park Hole, Warburton, D., Davies, P., Stanbury, T.H., 4
Pen Park Hole, Lennon, I.G. and James, C.D.V., 1960
Pen Park Hole, William White, 1775
Pen Park Hole, Mullan, G. et al, 1993
Pen Park Hole, Mullan, G. et al, 1993
Pen Park Hole, Mullan, G. et al, 1993
Pen Park Hole, Atkinson, A. & Mullan, G.J., 2015

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