Updated 4th October 2011; 17th September 2014; 16th May 2015; 21st April, 15th October 2016; 21st September 2018
"A short crawl into a small chamber with a deep pool" was finally pushed in August 2014. This had been refound in the summer 2000 as site 1561 and described then as "a walk in to a 10m chamber with two 5m passages off".
At the back of the entrance chamber, a squeeze between stal leads through a short crawl and another squeeze into a turquoise blue gour pool. This quickly goes out of depth necessitating a traverse out of the water passing a blockage on the left over more deep water. A stal blockage was removed to enter more out of depth water. The cave ends in a sump area which was inspected by Jim Lister (with bottles) in August 2016 and found to have no underwater leads. The cave is well decorated throughout and the water is crystal clear. (A pushing trip at Easter 2015 found the cave sumped just inside the entrance - and also at Easter 2016).
The cave was used as a water supply (for a short time?) after a pipe was laid in 1976. An account can be found in the logbook. The dowsing reaction from behind the church resurgence (site 3541) heads towards this cave.
References: anon., 1976 (logbook);
Corrin J S and Smith P, 1981;
material in file; anon., 2011d (summer logbook); anon., 2014c (summer logbook); anon., 2015b (Easter logbook); anon., 2016b (Easter logbook); anon., 2016c (summer logbook); anon., 2018c (summer logbook
Entrance pictures : yes
Underground pictures: summer 2014 : summer 2016 : summer 2018
Video: summer 2014 (Vimeo) : diving inspection, summer 2016 (YouTube)
Detailed Survey : 1:500 (1980's ?) : 2014 pdf survey
Line Survey :
On area survey : relationship to dowsing reaction behind site 3541 (Article about the dowsing carried out in July 2011 can be found here.)
Survex file : yes