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WHERE THE CAVES ARE - The Caving Regions => Peak District => Topic started by: Pipster on October 12, 2006, 10:08:28 am

Title: "New Pot" near P8 Farm?
Post by: Pipster on October 12, 2006, 10:08:28 am
In mid august I took a trip to P8 and parked in (what was then) the new parking area. Also on site were two council workers who'd been working there and they mentioned to us that while clearing the area that they'd discovered two pots, which where previously hidden underneath the surface; they reckoned the two linked together and were approx 40ft deep. Both have been covered with man-hole covers. They also said that they'd been in touch with "someone" who was going to investigate them.

Well thats two months ago now - has anyone heard anything more?
Title: Re: "New Pot" near P8 Farm?
Post by: danthecavingman on October 12, 2006, 10:49:31 am
Sounds interesting! I reckon they're possibly associated with the adjacent Sheepwash Swallet (P2).

Anyone from DCA know about this?

Dan.
Title: Re: "New Pot" near P8 Farm?
Post by: caverholic on October 12, 2006, 11:09:43 am
Good that they didn't just concrete them over. Would be interesting to have a look.
Title: Re: "New Pot" near P8 Farm?
Post by: Pipster on October 12, 2006, 11:17:00 am
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I reckon they're possibly associated with the adjacent Sheepwash Swallet (P2).

Yeah I seem to remember some comments at the time that there may be a possible connection to another pot - and if a connection existed it could possibly make a short round trip.
Title: Re: "New Pot" near P8 Farm?
Post by: Mrs Trellis on October 12, 2006, 11:17:47 am
More likely they are mine shafts related to workings in Cockshead Mine (iirc) whose main shafts are on the south side of the road. (again iirc)
Title: Re: "New Pot" near P8 Farm?
Post by: paul on October 12, 2006, 12:08:57 pm
More likely they are mine shafts related to workings in Cockshead Mine (iirc) whose main shafts are on the south side of the road. (again iirc)

They are blind mine shafts - probably trials.

They were not known about until the new car park was made.

Title: Re: "New Pot" near P8 Farm?
Post by: Pipster on October 12, 2006, 12:23:03 pm
Thanks for the info Paul.

I've been intrigued ever since the find but hadn't heard anything since. Its a shame they didn't lead to anything more.
Title: Re: "New Pot" near P8 Farm?
Post by: danthecavingman on October 12, 2006, 03:17:27 pm
Cockshead mine is much higher up the hill in the field opposite the gate by Bull Pot.

Dan.
Title: Re: "New Pot" near P8 Farm?
Post by: Mrs Trellis on October 13, 2006, 09:47:16 am
Yes it is - but remember t'owd man was first down P8  ;)

Amazing where he got in Derbyshire

Btw - anyone know if he looked at Giant's?
Title: Re: "New Pot" near P8 Farm?
Post by: biffa on October 13, 2006, 12:30:55 pm
Surely he must have looked at Giant's - There is the connection through from Oxlow, plus some avens that get close to the surface.  Seem to recall a very drunk conversation in the TSG where someone equally drunk, but beardier and older was saying that there were signs of T'owd man having been in Giants when it was first opened.  He did mention that they were fairly discrete signs and since lost.....
Title: Re: "New Pot" near P8 Farm?
Post by: Cave_Troll on October 13, 2006, 12:54:50 pm
anyone know if these shafts have been pushed and checked?
Title: Re: "New Pot" near P8 Farm?
Post by: paul on October 13, 2006, 01:00:19 pm
anyone know if these shafts have been pushed and checked?

Yes. And they only have "normal" manhole covers on them if you want a look! (Unless somebody has parked on top of them...)
Title: Re: "New Pot" near P8 Farm?
Post by: seamoose on October 13, 2006, 01:45:03 pm
anyone know if these shafts have been pushed and checked?

Yes. And they only have "normal" manhole covers on them if you want a look! (Unless somebody has parked on top of them...)

I know two others who've also been down them and they said one of the shafts (about 35ft) could be 'easily dug'....
Title: Re: "New Pot" near P8 Farm?
Post by: Cave_Troll on October 13, 2006, 01:46:02 pm
have they been surveyed? do they link?