17 Jan 2016 - Added Alan Gray's logbooks to the archive.
19 Jul 2015 - Uploaded 9 additional volumes of Willie Stanton's log books (completing the set), plus 6 of his Sidcot School essays. Also a 1938-39 log book from Phil Weaver, and Thomas Geoffrey and John Theodore Swarbrick's “A Survey of the Lead, Calamine and Ochre Mines on Sandford Hill 1948-51”.
25 Jan 2015 - Almost 100 sites in the Portland and Dorset region added to the online cave registry.
18 Dec 2014 - New publication available: An overview of the archaeology of Mendip caves and karst by Vince Simmonds. [Revised and updated 04 Jan 2015].
07 Dec 2014 - Volume 13 of Willie Stanton's log book uploaded.
05 Jun 2014 - Thrupe Lane Swallet Bleak Hall dig log added to the archive.
03 Jun 2014 - NHASA Log Book 1971-1991 added to the archive.
31 May 2014 - Added Jack Duck's Log Book 1931-1935.
08 Mar 2014 - BEC Caving Log Books 1943-1999 uploaded, comprising over 2,000 pages.
28 Feb 2014 - Gough's Cave Digging Log added to the logbooks archive.
20 Feb 2014 - Over 1,300 pages of journals and newsletters from the Severn Valley Caving Club uploaded to the archive.
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.
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.
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
Scans of cave surveys collected through the old Mendip Survey Scheme are now available online. Cave Surveys.
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!
This section contains links and downloads pertaining to caves of archaeological interest.
This section contains links and downloads pertaining to the geology of the Mendip Hills and the surrounding region.
A list of books that the MCRA has for sale. For Sale
The history of the Mendip Cave Registry and Archive. History
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