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South Rift

Sandford Hill, Sandford.

NGR:ST 4294 5889
WGS84:51.32623, -2.82030
Length:12 m
Depth:9 m
Altitude:117 m
Tags:Mine, Shaft
Registry:westmendip

A partially natural mine explored by ACG in 1972. A vertical pit leads to a steep rift, where a wriggle over a choke gains access to a short section of natural cave. The NGR quoted in the original ACG report is incorrect, which may have contributed to the same site later being 'rediscovered' and christened Little Wood Mine. The entrance is currently blocked with a pile of boulders (2014).

Alternate Names: Little Wood Mine

Notes: C. Richards, South Rift - a mined cave on the south side of Sandford Hill, Winscombe ACG N/L (July 1972) p 22

Anon, Summit Plantation Mine, Little Wood Mine, ACG N/L (July 1981)

Surveys:
Little Wood Mine, Rogers, Colin et al, 1981

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This entry was last updated: 2016-10-17 16:05:17

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