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Banwell Stalactite Cavern

Banwell Hill; The Caves, Banwell.

NGR:ST 3830 5879
WGS84:51.32485, -2.88686
Length:271 m
Depth:62 m
Altitude:80 m
Tags:Cave
Registry:westmendip

A 30m descent down large, steeply inclined passage gives access to Main Chamber, 31m long and up to 9m wide. From the bottom via short crawl the second large chamber may be entered. Several short side passages may also be explored.

Alternate Names: Banwell Stalactite Cave

Notes: Discovered in 1756 and recorded by Alexander Catcott. Temporarily blocked and re-opened in 1824. Cave thought to connect with the Bone Cave. This is the commonly used entrance, and there are 3 other minor entrances.

Surveys:
Banwell Caverns, 1829
Banwell Caverns, 1829
The Stalactite Cave, Stanton, W.I., 1946
Stalactite Cave, Banwell, Pittard, M., Cox, T., Askins, M., 1950
The Clarke Extension, Banwell Stalactite Cave, Jeffries, Jon et al, 1981
Sketch Plan of The Bypass, Banwell Stalactite Cave, [Dockrell, C.], 1982

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