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Posted: 12/01/2020 12:34:47
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Hi
I am researching underground mines and caverns, particularly in the Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Cotswolds areas that are capable of being re-opened to the public, both as an historical attraction and research project but could be used to house a small brewery and distillery. Not unlike the Cave de Bailly in Burgundy.

http://www.bailly-lapierre.fr/en/all-about-us/1#au-coeur-de-la-pierre

Anyone able to help and anything I can explore?

Al
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Posted: 12/01/2020 17:40:55
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There are plenty of stone quarries in the Bath / Box / Corsham area. A bit of googling / research, key words being Box, Ridge, Monks Park will give you an idea of what's about.

Getting access might be more problematic. I believe Hansons control access to some of them.

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Posted: 12/01/2020 18:18:00
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Out of idle curiosity, what the caverns and mines that aren't underground like?

More helpfully in addition to ChrisJC's comments, as a signed up member you can use the search facility to give a map of listed sites, and then find some details about each one
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Posted: 12/01/2020 18:24:12
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Thanks for the help and key words to search. The site is all new to me so a bit of trial and error I think !!

Al
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Posted: 13/01/2020 08:03:06
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The Tavern in the Cavern! Thumb Up

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Posted: 13/01/2020 09:07:27
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legendrider wrote:



The Tavern in the Cavern! Thumb Up

MARK


"Wine in the Mine"

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Posted: 13/01/2020 09:53:09
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Google RAF Fauld.

It has been sealed up now, but access could be restored. It is all still there in perfect condition. I don't know what it could be used for, but it's the first billion or so quid of construction for someone who wants such a facility.

I don't know what you could do with it, but the answer is "something".

Probably create a horrendous unbreathable atmosphere with all that CO2 from brewing.

I got in there a few years ago when it was open and it was just mind boggling. We had a plan and still got lost.

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Posted: 13/01/2020 11:52:14
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The Fresh Prince of Portreath wrote:

Google RAF Fauld.


I got in there a few years ago when it was open and it was just mind boggling. We had a plan and still got lost.



Were you holding the plan the wrong way up? LaughLaugh
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Posted: 13/01/2020 16:44:39
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Oxfordshire???? are you joking man??? all of the spots I know of are sealed up tighter than a drum, or on land that you'll never get permission to cross, Wiltshire??? forgeddit - too fricking political!! Cotswolds - now you're just 'aving a girrafe mate!! - better going in with "Tap Social" in Botley! that's about as underground as you're likley to get round here!!

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Posted: 14/01/2020 08:04:21
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Thanks and I get the gist... I'd better get the shovel out and get started on what might be a long term project. Crying IP: 86.171.55.151
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