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May102018

The Sandstone Ridge Trust is looking for information

 

 

BENEATH THE RIDGE: CAVES AND MINES

 

The Sandstone Ridge Trust is developing

rock-shelters and other cavities beneath the mid-Cheshire Sandstone Ridge (map overleaf).

The Ridge features a series of sandstone caves from Frodsham in the north to Overton Scar in the

south. No systematic study of these caves has been undertaken but it is known that some caves

have associations that stretch back into pre-historic times and there has been more recent activity

recorded from the seventeenth century, involving both habitation and industry. Copper mining has

also been conducted on the Ridge and suspected prospectors’ shafts exist in a number of places.

We are sure that there will be many people in your parish who have explored the Ridge and have

come across such intriguing features, so we are asking anyone who knows of a cave, rock-shelter or

mine-shaft in their neighbourhood to let us know about it. It would be helpful to be given the exact

location (Ordnance Survey grid reference if possible), the name of the landowner, if known, and any

stories that are associated with it. The complete list will then form the basis of future projects,

investigating the caves for their histories and environmental value.

We would be grateful if you would bring this project to the attention of your members and I am

attaching a pdf leaflet should you wish to distribute this.

a comprehensive list of the natural and man-made caves,

Please note: we are not asking anyone to visit or enter caves at this stage. The Trust will manage

this in the future, subject to appropriate access permissions, health and safety and environmental

risk assessments. The Sandstone Ridge Trust cannot accept any responsibility for personal injury

when exploring the Ridge.

All information and enquiries about this project or opportunities for volunteering with the Trust

should be sent to:

info@sandstoneridge.org.uk

With thanks,

Dr Peter Winn

Trustee and project co-ordinator

 

 

 

The Sandstone Ridge Trust is developing

rock-shelters and other cavities beneath the mid-Cheshire Sandstone Ridge (map overleaf).

The Ridge features a series of sandstone caves from Frodsham in the north to Overton Scar in the

south. No systematic study of these caves has been undertaken but it is known that some caves

have associations that stretch back into pre-historic times and there has been more recent activity

recorded from the seventeenth century, involving both habitation and industry. Copper mining has

also been conducted on the Ridge and suspected prospectors’ shafts exist in a number of places.

We are sure that there will be many people in your parish who have explored the Ridge and have

come across such intriguing features, so we are asking anyone who knows of a cave, rock-shelter or

mine-shaft in their neighbourhood to let us know about it. It would be helpful to be given the exact

location (Ordnance Survey grid reference if possible), the name of the landowner, if known, and any

stories that are associated with it. The complete list will then form the basis of future projects,

investigating the caves for their histories and environmental value.

We would be grateful if you would bring this project to the attention of your members and I am

attaching a pdf leaflet should you wish to distribute this.

a comprehensive list of the natural and man-made caves,

Please note: we are not asking anyone to visit or enter caves at this stage. The Trust will manage

this in the future, subject to appropriate access permissions, health and safety and environmental

risk assessments. The Sandstone Ridge Trust cannot accept any responsibility for personal injury

when exploring the Ridge.

All information and enquiries about this project or opportunities for volunteering with the Trust

should be sent to:

info@sandstoneridge.org.uk

With thanks,

Dr Peter Winn

Trustee and project co-ordinator

 

 

The Sandstone Ridge Trust is developing

rock-shelters and other cavities beneath the mid-Cheshire Sandstone Ridge (map overleaf).

The Ridge features a series of sandstone caves from Frodsham in the north to Overton Scar in the

south. No systematic study of these caves has been undertaken but it is known that some caves

have associations that stretch back into pre-historic times and there has been more recent activity

recorded from the seventeenth century, involving both habitation and industry. Copper mining has

also been conducted on the Ridge and suspected prospectors’ shafts exist in a number of places.

We are sure that there will be many people in your parish who have explored the Ridge and have

come across such intriguing features, so we are asking anyone who knows of a cave, rock-shelter or

mine-shaft in their neighbourhood to let us know about it. It would be helpful to be given the exact

location (Ordnance Survey grid reference if possible), the name of the landowner, if known, and any

stories that are associated with it. The complete list will then form the basis of future projects,

investigating the caves for their histories and environmental value.

We would be grateful if you would bring this project to the attention of your members and I am

attaching a pdf leaflet should you wish to distribute this.

a comprehensive list of the natural and man-made caves,

Please note: we are not asking anyone to visit or enter caves at this stage. The Trust will manage

this in the future, subject to appropriate access permissions, health and safety and environmental

risk assessments. The Sandstone Ridge Trust cannot accept any responsibility for personal injury

when exploring the Ridge.

All information and enquiries about this project or opportunities for volunteering with the Trust

should be sent to:

info@sandstoneridge.org.uk

With thanks,

Dr Peter Winn

Trustee and project co-ordinator