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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2014, 12:59:18 pm »
Sheila Harper from Old Cornwall Society sent me the following info:

I'm researching local mining and quarrying and was trying to find out a date for when marble was mined from the Cathedral Cavern, Porth so looked at ukCaving and thought you might like this info -
It was the Banqueting Hall that got blown up in 1987 by English China Clays Ltd. NGR 8272 6310.
Re the Pisky Holes, Fistral Beach, Newquay - there are still some there under the cascading Hottentot Fig. There is one you can climb in - about the size of an oil drum.
Regards, Sheila

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2014, 12:57:14 pm »
Does anybody have an NGR for Pisky Holes?

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #52 on: September 16, 2014, 12:46:37 pm »
Hi Tony, I'll send you the NGR by the end of the week.

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #53 on: September 17, 2014, 01:23:17 pm »
It's SW 800 624

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2015, 03:12:46 pm »
There is a book...

Well an e-book:

THE CAVES OF CORNWALL by Tony Oldham. 2014  This is a DVD of a 70 page unpublished MSS listing all [?] the known caves in Cornwall.  For each cave the follow is given (if known) National Grid Reference, Explorer map number, short description, and references.  £3.00 post free

Contributors get a free copy.

If you cannot afford £3 I can, surprisingly send it to you by email for free :o


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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #56 on: June 16, 2015, 01:20:38 pm »
Does that mean a get a free copy then?

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2015, 02:30:10 pm »
Does that mean a get a free copy then?

As a valued contributor YES!

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2015, 09:08:28 pm »
Not really a real cave but a dive in the tunnel kynance cove...


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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #59 on: June 16, 2015, 09:57:08 pm »
Must be a real sea cave unless it was dug by miners in the Jussic age.  Do you have an NGR?

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The Caves of Cornwall by Tony Oldham.
« Reply #60 on: February 24, 2016, 09:38:21 pm »
To rhychydwr1
Can I get a copy of - THE CAVES OF CORNWALL by Tony Oldham. 2014 please.
I am willing to pay the £3.00.
Many thanks, Sheila Harper, Newquay.

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #61 on: February 25, 2016, 10:43:43 am »
Not really a real cave but a dive in the tunnel kynance cove...


I learnt about this some years ago. I took Martyn Farr along and he took some nice shots of it but you will have to buy his book to see them ;D

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #62 on: February 25, 2016, 12:53:53 pm »
Last October we spent a few days in Cornwall, and one day walked on the coast path that goes through Maenporth. On the north side of the cove, not very far from the road, there is a spring that discharges onto the beach from what looks like a natural cave. We had a quick look inside, but not far in the water got over welly deep, with the passage continuing walking size. At this point we abandoned it, and never went back. Does anybody know anything about it?

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #63 on: February 25, 2016, 01:01:28 pm »
I seem to remember a thread on aditnow about this, a search should find it.
Glad NAMHO 2019 over.

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #64 on: February 25, 2016, 04:05:58 pm »
Thanks for your suggestion, Roy; I tried entering Maenporth on the Aditnow site but it came up with nothing.

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #65 on: February 25, 2016, 10:07:33 pm »
The following is listed in Caves of Cornwall:

Maenporth Cave and Tunnel
Marked as cave at NGR SW 79017 29712 
A nice natural sea cave with two entrances that intersect with a tunnel that goes back into the cliff. The natural cave runs parallel to the beach and involves a crawl. If heading east there is a step across a drop before reaching the crawl.  The tunnel forms the bottom of the step across and has a good stream that flows out from a third entrance. [from Ukcaving 030813 by glyders aka Alasdair Shaw]

Caves of Cornwall is now 79 pages long.

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #66 on: February 26, 2016, 08:47:19 am »
Thank you, rychydwr1.

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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #67 on: February 26, 2016, 09:44:26 am »
Thanks for your suggestion, Roy; I tried entering Maenporth on the Aditnow site but it came up with nothing.

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/community/viewtopic.aspx?t=3488
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Re: Caving in Cornwall
« Reply #68 on: February 26, 2016, 10:41:51 am »
Thank you, Roy; that's cleared up that little 'mystery' for me.