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Great Shaft

Fairy Cave Quarry, Stoke St.Michael.

NGR:ST 6562 4756
WGS84:51.22619, -2.49372
Length:46 m
Depth:37 m
Altitude:183 m

A huge, steeply-inclined 5m diameter shaft, 37m deep and blocked with boulders below quarry floor level. Extending upwards to within 3m of the surface it was completely destroyed within a few days of its discovery.

Alternate Names: Fairy Cave 13

Notes: Discovered by quarrying, January 1968. Destroyed.

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This entry was last updated: 2014-06-01 11:19:34

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