Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Eridge Folly, East Sussex

This folly consists two short passages cut into a sandstone outcrop located in the Sussex Weald. It has two entrances, from which a tunnel leads to a room with a large brick lined vent in the ceiling,. Not much is known about the history of this underground feature but it is probable that is was a small sand mine.

I have had a number of requests for further information about the location of this folly. I visited a number of years ago, as part of a trip with the Kent Underground Research Group, and I am unable to remember the exact location. If anyone can pinpoint it for me, I'd greatly appreciate it.

One of the entrances

Looking back towards the entrance

Passage inside

Junction in the tunnel

Higher ceiling in this section, lined at the top

Further in...

Entrance to the room

Looking up to the vent in the ceiling

1 Comments:

Blogger HiramLazarusChristian Rosenkreuz said...

To find these tunnels go down sham farm road in Eridge and take your 1st left at the folly. take the road all the way down to the fishing lake. On the other side of the lake on it's north side you will find the caves.

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