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Lamb Leer Cavern

Gibbet's Brow, West Harptree.

NGR:ST 5432 5505
WGS84:51.29274, -2.65649
Length:585 m
Depth:67 m
Altitude:251 m
Tags:Cave, Mine
Registry:mcr-cs

Partly mined shaft gives access to natural and mined tunnels leading to 20m high Great Chamber and further passages and chambers beyond.

Alternate Names: Lamb Lair, Lamb Leer, Lamb Cave, Lamb's Lair, Beaumont's Hole

Notes: Cave was opened by miners about 1675 and soon after explored by Beaumont. Cave was closed about 1820. Re-opened 1880. Blocked until shaft excavated by MNRC, UBSS and WCC in 1936

Surveys:
The Mendip Caverns, East Harptree, Somerset, [McMurtrie, J.], 1880
Plan et coupe de Lamb Lair Cavern, Balch, H.E., 1904
Lamb Leer Cavern, Duck, J.W. and Sharpe, E.W., 1937
Lamb Leer Cavern
Projected section and plan, Lamb Lair., Duck, J.W., 1936
Survey of Lamb Leer Cavern. After McMurtrie 1880 and Balch 1904, resurveyed by..., Duck, J.W. and Sharpe, E.W., 1937
Lamb Leer, P(almer), L.S., 1938
Lamb Leer, Palmer, Prof., 1958
Lamb Leer, Palmer. L.S.
Lamb Leer Cavern with St. Valentine's Landing. After J.W. Duck 1936, 1961
St. Valentine's Landing, Ellis, B.M.
Lamb Leer Cavern, Warburton, D. et al, 1962

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