Category Archives: Nottingham Caves

The Story of Mortimer’s Hole

by Frank E Earp Nottingham and its County like most big Cities abounds with famous ghosts, that is, the ghosts of the famous and the infamous and those ghosts famous for their persistent hauntings. Perhaps the most famous, in all … Continue reading

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Rev. George Oliver and Nottingham’s Druid Temple

by Frank E Earp This is the story of one man’s efforts to preserve what he thought to be an important part of Nottingham’s history and something he considered a ‘National Treasure’. It is also the story of the clash … Continue reading

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Daniel in the Lion’s Den

by Frank E Earp “Caves of wonder or inartistic and no great loss to the community?” In 1856 Alderman Thomas Herbert, a wealthy and successful lace manufacturer, built himself a house in Nottingham’s fashionable Park Estate. The plot he chose … Continue reading

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Some Nottingham Caverns

by Joe Earp Extract Below from John Potter Briscoe, Old Nottinghamshire, 1881: Long ranges of rock habitations formerly existed on both sides of Mansfield Road. Among the largest of these was one under Dog Kennel Hill, which had been hewn … Continue reading

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Nottingham Caves: Style and Countenance

 by Paul Nix The features that present day visitors might observe in caves, fall into two distinct categories, the utilitarian and the decorative. Of the latter, some may have indicated to their occupier a functional use, but from current knowledge of their systems … Continue reading

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Nottingham Hidden History Team

This week we discovered an important video of the original Nottingham Hidden History Team. A anonymous member of the public  contacted us stating that they had video footage of the original Nottingham Hidden History Team working in a cave under Nottingham. The original Nottingham Hidden History Team were formed … Continue reading

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Mortimer’s Hole

by Jimmy Notts Under Nottingham Castle, carved into the sandstone outcrop on which the castle stands, is the famous tunnel known as Mortimer’s Hole. The passage way is eerie enough but is made all the more so by the reputed … Continue reading

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The Caves and St. Mary De Roche

by Joe Earp As anyone who lives in the City knows, Nottingham like Budapest, is built over a large number of caves. However, unlike Budapest where the caves are natural, the Nottingham caves are entirely the work of human hands. … Continue reading

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Gazetteer Of Caves Sites Listed By Use

 by Paul Nix Air raid shelters A cave complex at the top of Pelham Street still shows signs that it was used, during the last war, as an air raid shelter. According to the Air Aid Shelter List for 1945 … Continue reading

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NOTTINGHAM’S REALM OF DARKNESS

 by Paul Nix Stop anyone who lives in Nottingham and ask them what they know about Nottingham caves and they’ll probably say they know of one or maybe more and will then proceed to tell you some story associated with … Continue reading

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