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Offline AdrianPearce

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Re: Mote park mine
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 01:28:30 »
Unfortunately the link is not working but a few years ago the Kent Underground Research Group (of which I was a member at the time) got permission from Maidstone Council to excavate the entrance of this ragstone mine. This was to the annoyance of a tramp who was using the entrance to sleep in at the time. We dug through to the workings, which were not very extensive, and the entrance was eventually sealed up. There is apparently another entrance to a ragstone mine in the garden of an adjacent house but we never got around to visiting it.

There is background information and site descriptions of mines in the book "Kent & East Sussex Underground" by the Kent Underground Research Group. Published in 1991 by Meresborough Books ISBN 0948193-581. It will be out of print now but can be seen at libraries or maybe second hand  copies are lying around somewhere.

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Mote park mine
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2015, 19:55:14 »
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