Monument record MDR2432 - Bagshawe Cavern, Dale End, Bradwell

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  • (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Now open as a show cave, comprising a fine series of natural caverns discovered during lead mine operation in 1806. Little mining remains to be seen but the entrance passage is an impressive worked out vein. (1). Marked on the first edition Ordnance Survey map as 'Bagshawe Cavern', suggesting it may have been a show cave from prior to 1880. (2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. 1978 : C114.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference SK 1714 8088 (point) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jun 22 2015 11:57AM

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