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Sandford Levvy

Sandford Hill, Sandford.

NGR:ST 4291 5936
WGS84:51.33046, -2.82080
Length:588 m
Depth:43 m
Altitude:55 m
Tags:Cave, Mine
Registry:westmendip

A horizontal mined passage some 313m long which intersects two large cross-roads. These offer short but interesting detours and some difficult climbing in mined upward extensions. The higher reaches come close to mineshafts on the hill above. The mine was used by an Auxiliary Unit of the local Home Guard during the Second World War. The impressive Great Rift at the Second Crossroads has been cited as yet another contender for the legendary lost Gulf.

Alternate Names: The Levvy, Sandford Hill Lead Adit, SMCC-5, ACG-02

Notes: Mining commenced in 1830 in an attempt to locate ore, but it was not a commercial success.

Surveys:
The Levvy, Stanton, W.I., 1945
Sandford Hill, Jenkins, D., 1959
Plan of Mineshafts and Surface Features **, Stewart, P.A.E., 1957
The Levvy, Stanton, W.I., 1945
The Levvy, Stanton, W.I., 1945
Sandford Levvy, Sketch Plan, Stewart, P.A.E, 1947
The Levvy, Jenkins, D., 1959

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