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Offline Prof. Warthog

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Does anybody have any information about this site? I have some vertebrate remains collected from it on the 22/11/1969 but no further info.

Phil

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Re: Crag House Cave - possibly Furness or Silverdale/Hutton Roof area
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2021, 05:10:42 pm »
Well, there is a crag house near Hutton roof (bottom of map - not mine!):
http://www.mikes-walks.co.uk/Walks/Lake_District/Arnside_Knott/Hutton_Roof/hutton_roof.html

Alternatively the Brides Chair, Badger & Dog Holes are a mile south of Crag Foot House ...
« Last Edit: December 29, 2021, 05:40:46 pm by mikem »

Offline Andy Walsh

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Re: Crag House Cave - possibly Furness or Silverdale/Hutton Roof area
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2021, 10:53:27 am »
Crag house Cave is at about at 557 768 above Crag House (Dalton Crags)on Hutton Roof Area near Burton in Kendal ( Lancaster Kendal map)
Found by Duncan Baldwin in 1966 -9 by hammering rock off .It is
a small hole 2-3 m deep another simular a few feet away
 Also of some interest may be the numerous small unrecorded caves by /near the footpath at Over Kellett 526 698 one was briefly "dug " by Pete Ashmead -but no bones found
I have been to Crag House cave but it was over 50 years ago!!!

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Re: Crag House Cave - possibly Furness or Silverdale/Hutton Roof area
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2021, 04:19:27 pm »
Thanks Andy. Hope all is well.

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Re: Crag House Cave - possibly Furness or Silverdale/Hutton Roof area
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2021, 04:38:08 pm »
You will find a brief account by Ashmead of the discovery of this cave in the RRCPC Newsletter Vol 3 No 2 Summer 1965
https://www.rrcpc.org.uk/newsletters/NL_V3_N2_A3.htm

"In May Duncan Baldwin and myself came across an open pot near Hutton Roof. The pot takes the form of a rift 20’ deep with water in the bottom and a strong draught. A rock wedged 5’ down is stopping further progress. In the dry valley from here to Dalton Old Hall where there is a large rising are several sinks and shake holes two of which are 150’ in circumference."

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Re: Crag House Cave - possibly Furness or Silverdale/Hutton Roof area
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2021, 05:37:32 pm »
So about 50' across.

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Re: Crag House Cave - possibly Furness or Silverdale/Hutton Roof area
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2022, 04:54:39 pm »
You will find a brief account by Ashmead of the discovery of this cave in the RRCPC Newsletter Vol 3 No 2 Summer 1965
https://www.rrcpc.org.uk/newsletters/NL_V3_N2_A3.htm

"In May Duncan Baldwin and myself came across an open pot near Hutton Roof. The pot takes the form of a rift 20’ deep with water in the bottom and a strong draught. A rock wedged 5’ down is stopping further progress. In the dry valley from here to Dalton Old Hall where there is a large rising are several sinks and shake holes two of which are 150’ in circumference."

Might go for a look up here at weeknd. Andy, did you remove the wedged rock that was stopping further progress
RRCPC:-)

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Re: Crag House Cave - possibly Furness or Silverdale/Hutton Roof area
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2022, 05:37:20 pm »
The quoted text is from Ashmead’s report (1965), I have not visited the cave but it will be interesting to hear if the cave is still accessible today.  The site is not listed in Northern Caves so it may have had little or no interest.

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Re: Crag House Cave - possibly Furness or Silverdale/Hutton Roof area
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2022, 04:41:17 pm »
Technically it would not have been long enough to feature in the latest guide book
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