Latest News & Updates

18 Jun 2017 - Blagdon Bone Fissure by R. M. Taviner added.

14 May 2017 - Axbridge Caving Group Publications 1940 - 2014 added to the archive.

25 Apr 2017 - Dorset Caving Group Journals and Longwood Valley Sink 1984-1990 digging logbooks added to the collection.

24 Apr 2017 - Added the Gerald Platten Scrapbook Index, as compiled by Dave Irwin.

22 Nov 2016 - A summary of an assemblage of bones and a pot sherd found in Wookey Hole cave, Mendip Hills, Somerset by Vince Simmonds added.

4 Nov 2016 - The Sandford Gulf and other lost caves of Sandford Hill by R. M. Taviner added.

23 Oct 2016 - An overview of the archaeology of Mendip caves and karst by Vince Simmonds, 2016 revised edition.

11 Oct 2016 - Articles The Great Wheel Pit Mystery and Swildon's - What's in a name? by R. M. Taviner added.

21 Mar 2016 - Mines and Minerals of the Mendip Hills available to purchase.

17 Jan 2016 - Added Alan Gray's logbooks to the archive.

Introduction

The Mendip Cave Registry and Archive (MCRA) is a constantly expanding resource of data for cavers and those interested in the subterranean world.

The information collated by the MCRA relates primarily to caves and mines in the area of Bristol, Somerset, Bath and Wiltshire.

This website provides access to electronic versions of the Cave Registry, the Bibliography and a growing collection of material in the Archive including photographs, films and logbooks.


Cave Registry

The Registry aims to systematically collect, record and publish of information relating to the caves and stone mines of Bristol, Somerset and Wiltshire. The register currently contains well over 2,000 entries comprising individual sites and alternative names for known sites.

Search the full registry online using the MCRA Registry Search.


Bibliography

The Mendip Cave Bibliography provides a list of references relating to each cave or cave related topic that have been printed in caving publications or newspapers. This on-line edition includes 31,057 entries from 883 AD to 2013 AD.

New: Search the full bibliography online with the Mendip Cave Bibliography Search


Cave Surveys

Scans of cave surveys collected through the old Mendip Survey Scheme are now available online. Cave Surveys.


Archive

The archive provides a free digital information resource for cavers covering photographs, postcards and catalogues, log books and Publications.

There are also in excess of 5000 photos in the MCRA Flickr Photo Archive.

View selected Log Books in the MCRA logbooks gallery. Includes the complete set of Tony 'JRat' Jarratt's Caving Logs!


Articles

This section is designed to carry articles of spelaeological interest


Archaeology

This section contains links and downloads pertaining to caves of archaeological interest.


Geology

This section contains links and downloads pertaining to the geology of the Mendip Hills and the surrounding region.


For Sale

A list of books that the MCRA has for sale. For Sale


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History

The history of the Mendip Cave Registry and Archive. History


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