SD3378 : Inside Capeshead Cave

taken 6 years ago, near to Canal Foot, Cumbria, Great Britain

Inside Capeshead Cave
Inside Capeshead Cave
The cave was apparently discovered in the 19th Century by labourers excavating rock for the nearby railway embankment, when it was slightly longer than its current 20m. The passage varies from 2m to 6m tall and averages about 4m in width. It is an archaeological site yielding animal and human bones and some pottery.
The passage is what is known as a 'phreatic tube', a cave formed by solution of the limestone when it was full of water. There are also scallop marks on the roof and walls from which it is possible to deduce the flow direction of the water.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 25 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Historic sites and artefacts  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3334 7810 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.6585N 3:1.3914W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3334 7810
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Prehistoric Site  Archaeological Site  Cave Passage  Limestone 

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