Failand Ochre Working, near Bristol aka Clarken Combe Ochre Mines and Great Ochre Mine Clarken Combe.
NGR ST 5383 7104 A 112 m L 100 m VR 15 m
These working are situated in Ashton Hill in the grounds of Long Ashton Golf Course. An important bat habituation site, closed in 1961 after a golfer went for a piss in the bushes and fell down a 20 m deep shaft and broke his leg.
Anon 1960 Golfer in accident at Clarken Combe Ochre Mine, Bristol Evening Post (30 May)
Earth Colours-Mendip and Bristol Ochre 2012 249
Mockford, D.P. and Male, A.J.1974 Caves of the Bristol region. 20pp
Oldham, Anthony D.1963The Caves and Mines of the Bristol District Part 3 WCC Jl 7 (92) 283 (Nov)
Oldham, Anthony D., Knee, Michael 1964 Greater Ochre Mine [description] Brit Cav 36, 67-68(1962)
[Roach, Brian S.]1963Lost caves and mines. SVCC Ntr1(1)2-3(Apr)
Roach, Brian S.1964 Around and about. SVCC Ntr1 (11) 4 (Feb)
Tony's Log Books. First visit Sunday 2nd October 1955 [Log Book No 2]