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Cow Hole

Nordrach, Ubley.

NGR:ST 5196 5676
WGS84:51.30792, -2.69057
Length:152 m
Depth:76 m
Altitude:250 m

Concrete pipe entrance leads through to an 18m rift chamber shaft, with a further steep descent through ruckle and short pitches to a tiny stream gallery.

Alternate Names: Black Cow Hole, Golgotha Hole

Notes: Dug open in 1935 by MNRC and WCC. Entrance collapsed in 1939, and was re-opened in 1963 after many earlier failures. Depression was filled with illegal tipped material in 1990 but was re-excavated soon after by mechanical digger and pipes installed..

Cow Hole, Mendip. From rough survey by Wyndham Harris., Harris, Wyndham, 1936
Cow Hole, Mendip, Harris, Wyndham, 1936
Cow Hole, Mendip, Somerset, Harris, Wyndham, 1938

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