Can't help directly Langcliffe, sorry.
Only reason for posting is to ask if you're certain this is Kingsdale - and not Jingle Pot (Chapel-le-Dale) also very near Ingleton? That was often on the tourist circuit in those days.
Is his "Oakey" Hole actually what we know as Wookey Hole?
Thank you for the response.
I did consider the other "Jingling". The reason why I think that it's Jingling Pot, Kingsdale is that Thomas Dixon also referred to it as "Gingling Cove" in 1781, when he describes it as being next to "Routing Chasm".
The first decent description of Jingling I have found is in John Hutton's fourth version of his Tour of the Caves
, published in 1784 in John West "Guide to the Lakes".
Yes - "Oakey hole" is Wookey, and I think that I can safely say that we all agree with Covel that Jingling is much better than Wookey Hole, and that it also outdoes anything to be found in the Peak.