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Browns Folly - Southern Stables 18th DEcember 2013
« on: December 28, 2013, 09:47:14 pm »
who: Dave G, Brian C
where: Southern Stables Brown's Folly
when: 18th December 2013
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Unfinished business in Southern Stables

First there were four for this trip but then the rain came down and roads were blocked and after picking a copy of mendip underground two of us decided that walking through the woods was not wise and roads were closing because of trees being blow over. All rather dramatic but after carefully stashing my copy of mendip underground. Brian and myself threaded ourselves through the new fence and thicket barring access to the woods and made our way into Browns Folly Quarry. The aim was simple neither of us had visited the Southern Stables. In my last trip into Browns I elected to avoid the route marked crawls and went over deads to find a more complex route and flat out crawls. So this time we decided to go for the simpler route marked crawls.

We followed front passage around and then took the East-West connection across to the R&S graffiti on main passage.
Here is the view looking west.


Here are some straws forming over deads


Eventually arriving at main passage and the R&S stencilled graffiti and more comfortable


The nearby comfortable shit graffiti


 Saw bench on main passage


Remains of a boot on the deads next to main passage


More remains of a boot


Calcite flow near the boot remains


Another of Brian's treats off main passage - a crystalised water trough


Water pool and the trough


More artifacts


Finally we got down to our main task and carried on when main passage takes a sharp turn east and made our way towards the southern stables and the crawls. Thanks fully these were not as bad as the ones that we had tried last time and they were not flat out crawls - kneeling ones.

Here is my first view if of the stables as I emerged from the crawls


Here is the view looking back on the crawl


Here is a view showing the two compartments for the horses inside the stables


This is the first compartment with the remains of rotted wood from the mangers used to feed the horses. There is a stone water trough in the corner of each compartment


A closer view of the water trough


The view out of the stables


The second water trough in the far compartment


The precious remains of the manger


A water source - it does not look like horses were ever stabled here - too wet


A closer look at the artifacts - with the remains of an enclosed lamp


Glass remains possibly for the enclosed lamp


More artifacts - including a file, oil lamp and horse shoe


Engraving - Walter Love on the sides of one of the horse compartments


Brian inspects the floor whilst I photo the soot from the light left for the horses


A hook


Graffiti - Walter Love, Farleigh - 1886


More artifacts


Good trip - nice to see the stables for the first time and not as much crawling as feared
Dave

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Re: Browns Folly - Southern Stables 18th DEcember 2013
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 09:51:55 am »
Good pictures - thanks for sharing.

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