Nottinghamshire Cave Dwellers

These rock dwellings are in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Cut from sandstone, they were occupied for hundreds of years. Some had four rooms and large families lived in them. The last known occupant is thought to have left for a more conventional home in the early 1900s. Today, nature has reclaimed the landscape and they are difficult to identify as former homes. The city of Nottingham, just a few miles away, is riddled with underground caves which were lived in by hundreds of people and it’s possible to visit some of them on organised tours.

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