Mendip Cave Registry & Archive

Latest News & Updates - [Latest News & Updates]

Latest News & Updates 01 Jul 2020 - Following the lengthy lockdown we are pleased to announce the resumption of online sales of Somerset Underground Volume One and all other publications. 18 Jun 2020 - We are pleased to announce that the advances for Volume Two of Somerset Underground 2 have safely arrived, with the main shipment anticipated to appear towards the end of July. Priced at a mere £10, this stitched, flexibound, full-colour production comprises 261 pages and contains details of…

For Sale - [For Sale] Reinstated sales

For Sale SOMERSET UNDERGROUND - Vol. 1 (Bristol, Broadfield Down, The Bristol Channel & West Somerset) by R. M. Taviner Now available, this, the first of four volumes covering almost every conceivable underground site in the historic County of Somerset, comprises 275 pages and contains details of more than 800 natural caves, sea caves, mines, sinks, risings, springs, holy wells and artificial underground sites in Bristol, the Avon Gorge, Broadfield Down, the entire Bristol Channel and West…

Latest News & Updates - [Latest News & Updates]

Latest News & Updates 18 Jun 2020 - We are pleased to announce that the advances for Volume Two of Somerset Underground 2 have safely arrived, with the main shipment anticipated to appear towards the end of July. Priced at a mere £10, this stitched, flexibound, full-colour production comprises 261 pages and contains details of 600 natural caves, mines, sinks, risings, springs, holy wells and artificial underground sites in West Mendip, Burrington and North Mendip.

Music and Audio - Additional audio cassette descriptions from Rich Witcombe

Music and Audio Roger Biddle Caving Songs Archive The MCRA hosts an archive copy of Roger Biddle's 'Caving Songs' website, donated to us in 2016. The original website is still being updated and maintained by Roger, and can be found here. Phil Davis Donation Donated to the MCRA by Phil Davis, October 2014. Converted to .mp3 and .wav files by Alan Gray 6 July 2018.

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Latest News & Updates - Logbooks collection back online

Latest News & Updates 23 May 2020 - The MCRA logbooks collection is now back online, with a new look and additional features including search and full screen slideshow. 11 May 2020 - After many satisfying years with BCA Web Services the website hosting is being transferred. This has caused the Logbook viewer to be temporarily off-line. It will be replaced in a few days with a new and improved version.

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Logbooks & Publications After many satisfying years with BCA Web Services the website hosting is being transferred. This has caused the Logbook viewer to be temporarily off-line. It will be replaced in a few days with a new and improved version.

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* Introduction * Diary * Cave Registry * Online Search * Google Earth * Bibliography * Cave Surveys * Archive * Films * Audio * Photographs * Flickr * Logbooks and Publications * Data (surveying) Archive * Cave Art * Articles & Books * Archaeology * Geology * Registry Areas * Contacts * For Sale * Somerset Underground * Mines and Minerals of the Mendip Hills * Earth Colours * History * Links * Registrar's Portal ---------- leg…

Latest News & Updates - [Latest News & Updates]

Latest News & Updates 29 Mar 2020 - 31 Portland Cave Surveys added to the download archive. 23 Mar 2020 - Unfortunately due to the current Covid 19 shutdown we are unable to process any sales. Please bear with us and hopefully the situation will improve soon. 8 Mar 2020

Bibliography - [Bibliography]

Bibliography On-Line The following areas can be searched instead of individual cave names - Abbots Leigh cavesAsham Quarry cavesAshwick Grove risings / caves (and resurgence)Avon Gorge cavesAxbridge HillBanwell cavesBath Freestone quarriesCompton Bishop caves

Cave Surveys - [Portland Cave Surveys] Clarifying club names

Cave Surveys MCRA makes available * Drawn up surveys (below). * The data collected to produce surveys. (Through the Cave Data Archive maintained by the CSG and BCA.) The following surveys are available for download as reduced size images or PDF scans. These are reasonably adequate for printing, but if you require a copy of the original file (mainly high resolution TIFF format) please contact the MCRA.

Articles and Books - [Books] Portland - location of surveys

Articles and Books Original Articles This section contains original articles of spelaeological interest [An overview of the archaeology of Mendip caves and karst] by Vince Simmonds (revised 2016). [Swildon's - What's in a name?] A Suggestion for the derivation of the name Swildon's by R. M. Taviner [The Great Wheel Pit Mystery] by R. M. Taviner [The Sandford Gulf and other lost caves of Sandford Hill] by R. M. Taviner

Latest News & Updates - [For Sale] Listed available books

Latest News & Updates 29 Mar 2020 - 31 Portland Cave Surveys added to the download archive. 23 Mar 2020 - Unfortunately due to the current Covid 19 shutdown we are unable to make any sales. Please bear with us and hopefully the situation will improve soon. 8 Mar 2020

Bibliography - [Bibliography]

Bibliography On-Line In addition the bibliography can be searched by categories - a table of these categories is provided below (type the category name in the “Cave” column) - archaeologyexhibitionindustrialquarriesarchiveexpeditionlog-books

Latest News & Updates - [Bibliography] updated stats

Latest News & Updates 29 Mar 2020 - 31 Portland Cave Surveys added to the download archive. 23 Mar 2020 - Unfortunately due to the current Covid 19 shutdown we are unable make any sales. Please bear with us and hopefully the situation will improve soon. 8 Mar 2020