This small chalk mine is located on a farm close to Manston Airport in Kent. It's date is unknown, but it was probably worked over many years, the chalk being used to make lime for nutrition of the soil. The mine consists of three roughly parallel chambers cut into a chalk bank with adjoining passages and small tunnels that spur off. Some areas of the mine have been lined in brick, which may have been to support the road above or to add extra protection during WW2, when the mine was used as an air raid shelter.
This is on private land, this visit was arranged by the Kent Underground Research Group.
One of the entrances to the mine
Inside the main entrance
One of the chalk passages
Brick lined section
A lot of rubbish has been dumped in the mine over the years
Rear of the chamber
Looking towards one of the other entrances
Entrance is almost blocked with rubbish and earth
Another view inside the mine
Looking back to the main entrance
At most of the junctions collapses have occurred.