Record

Reference numberCLP/9i/36
LevelItem
TitlePaper, 'Pen Parke Hole' by unknown author
Date[1682]
DescriptionTwo manuscript pages and a drawing of a map of the hole.

Southwell details the story of miners who were searching for lead ore in 1669 and discovered a large hole in the earth in Pen Parke in Glocestershire [Gloucestershire]. The hole which was three miles from Bristol and three miles from the river Severn. Captain Sturmy descended into the pit which was found to be 20 fathoms broad and 8 fathoms deep. Sturmy later died.

Subject: Geography / Geology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A description of Pen-Park-Holes in Glocestershire'.

Communicated by Robert Southwell. Read to the Royal Society on 1 November 1682.
Extent3p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1683.0003
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1683.0058
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 13, issue 143 (1683), p 2. Figure 1 of plates
Related records in the catalogueCLP/9i/36/1
CLP/9i/36/2
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8282Southwell; Sir; Robert (1635 - 1702); diplomat and government official1635 - 1702
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