Nan Tor Cave ( Cave AQ ), Hamps & Manifold Valleys

Record ID:  60184 / MNA112125
Record type:  Monument
Protected Status: None Recorded
NT Property:  Hamps and Manifold Valleys; Midlands
Civil Parish:  Wetton; Staffordshire Moorlands; Staffordshire
Grid Reference:  SK 09527 56138
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Summary

Nan Tor Cave situated to the north-west of Wetton Mill is 4.75m by 4.75m. Its roof has collapsed and rubble from this rock fall is mostly buried by dark brown earth.

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Monument Types

  • CAVE (Modern - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)
  • CAVE (Undated)

Description

The cave is just above the car park at Wetton Mill and is easily accessible to large numbers of visitors. The entrance commands a wide view of the valley and is south facing. If the cave was roofed in prehistory it would have been a prime site for occupation. There is no known history of excavation and the material which has fallen into the cave through the roof hole may have sealed cave deposits of archaeological and geological interest (HJHB).

References

  • SNA67036 - Report: Martin Milner (Derbyshire Caving Association). 2005. A Cave and Mine Conservation Audit for the Manifold and Hamps Valleys.

  • SZE10209 - Unpublished document: Frank Oulsnam. 1994. The National Trust South Peak Estate Manifold Valley Cave Survey, Maps plus SMR Numbers, List of Cav.

  • SZE16955 - Photograph - black and white: 09/03/1989. Cave AQ Entrance, Looking N, Manifold Valley Cave Survey. 22.

  • SZE21085 - Photograph - colour: 01/10/1985. Nan Tor Cove, Hamps & Manifold Valley, South Peak Estate. 5.

  • SZE2823 - Collection: National Trust. The National Trust Archaeological Survey Sites and Monuments Record Data Prinouts - Hamps & Manifold.

  • SZE3112 - Collection: National Trust. The National Trust Sites and Monuments Record Data Input Forms - Hamps & Manifold Valley, South Peak.

  • SZE31125 - Photograph - black and white: 09/03/1989. Caves AQ and AS Entrance, Looking N, Manifold Valley Cave Survey. 21.

  • SZE40790 - Photograph - colour: 01/10/1985. Nan Tor Cove, Hamps & Manifold Valley, South Peak Estate. 4.

  • SZE46236 - Photograph - black and white: 09/03/1989. Cave AQ, View from Entrance, Looking S, Manifold Valley Cave Survey. 20.

  • SZE5185 - Collection: Frank Oulsnam, C J Shaw. 1989-1994. Manifold Valley Caves Survey, South Peak Estate, Recording Forms.

  • SZE6557 - Unpublished document: Frank Oulsnam. 1994. The National Trust South Peak Estate, Manifold Cave Monitoring, Wardens Working Guide to Cave Sites.

  • SZE9616 - Unpublished document: Trent and Peak Archaeological Trust, RCHME. 1989-1992. Manifold Valley, Staffordshire, Cave Survey 1989-1992.

Designations

None Recorded

Other Statuses and References

  • National Park
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest (Geological)

Associated Events

  • ENA1065 - Field Survey, Cave Survey, Manifold Valley, Hamps & Manifold Valleys
  • ENA8462 - Field Survey, NT Archaeological Survey of the Hamps & Manifold Valleys
  • ENA8550 - Heritage Assessment, Cave and Mine Conservation Audit of the Manifold and Hamps Valleys

Associated Finds

None Recorded

Related Records

None Recorded