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  • Shropshire's "Templar" caves likely late 18th to early 19th construction

    Cool photos, though!

    http://www.history.com/news/is-this-...f9e2fc0bd2f213
    Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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    I've been looking for this story for ages, I could never remember the name of the village. There's a huge sandstone seam runs through south Shropshire, Bridgnorth bring a good example of cave dwellings and squatter communities. Here's some info sans Templars.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caynton_Caves
    Thems the Vagaries.....

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    • #3
      http://shropshirehistory.com/country/rockshelters.htm

      If you like that kind of thing.
      Thems the Vagaries.....

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Al Bundy's Eyes View Post
        I've been looking for this story for ages, I could never remember the name of the village. There's a huge sandstone seam runs through south Shropshire, Bridgnorth bring a good example of cave dwellings and squatter communities. Here's some info sans Templars.
        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caynton_Caves
        A belated thank you for the reply and link to more information, AL.Your second link in the other post returned an "Error, page not found" message.

        I first saw some rock shelters in Ireland on the Burren, (though not as striking as the hut the older Luke Skywalker was residing in).
        Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Pcdunn View Post

          A belated thank you for the reply and link to more information, AL.Your second link in the other post returned an "Error, page not found" message.

          I first saw some rock shelters in Ireland on the Burren, (though not as striking as the hut the older Luke Skywalker was residing in).
          That page is long gone, sadly. I can't find another resource that covers the various cave houses around Shropshire. At least one is now sealed off for safety reasons. Kinver houses are preserved as a museum and provide a reasonable insight into life in them, albeit much cleaner I imagine.

          Here's a link to a load of Shropshire stuff, you can have yourself a virtual tour. I can't guarantee it'll still be working in two years, if that's your usual response time.

          https://www.shropshire-guide.co.uk/p...ric-buildings/
          Last edited by Al Bundy's Eyes; 01-31-2022, 06:28 PM. Reason: Forgot the link. Pillock.
          Thems the Vagaries.....

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          • #6
            Wow! Lovely photos of a lovely place. Thank you for sharing...
            Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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            Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
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            • #7
              The historyDOTcom page linked to is no more, but it is on the Wayback Machine.

              https://web.archive.org/web/20210302...templar-temple
              These are not clues, Fred.
              It is not yarn leading us to the dark heart of this place.
              They are half-glimpsed imaginings, tangle of shadows.
              And you and I floundering at them in the ever vainer hope that we might corral them into meaning when we will not.
              We will not.

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              • #8
                I used to do a lot of walking in the South Shropshire Hills. A lovely part of the country!

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