3rd edn addenda - Curiosities of Yorkshire - pages 229-234
Natural Curiosities in Yorkshire
OF SOME NATURAL CURIOSITIES IN THE WESTERN EDGE OF
YORKSHIRE, BY MR. ADAM WALKER, LECTURER IN NATURAL
PHILOSOPHY. TAKEN FROM THE GENERAL EVENING POST, SEPT. 25,
I Here send you an account of a tour I made some time ago through the mountains and caverns near Settle, which I think no way inferior to those of Derbyshire.
Nigh the Chapel in the dale, on the north side of Ingleborough, I met with three caverns that are totally unlike any in this island, tho' caverns are common in all limestone countries. The first (nigh the chapel) is a pit sinking from an even surface about forty yards into the ground, and is about the same number of yards in diameter. At the bottom is a deep pool of water, from whence issues a subterraneous brook, but through so narrow a passage, that in wet weather, the cavern fills up, and overflows its brim.- A quarter of a mile above this is another pit, of a paralellopiped (sic) form, being a chasm between two perpendicular rocks, and though upwards of forty yards deep, one may easily leap over it. It seems one of those breaks, or faults (as miners call 'em) where the regular strata have been broken, and one part of them has sunk below the other; for the bands of rock lie pretty horizontal, and in their fissures are found fossils of very curious genera, shells, fish-bones, pipy flints, with concretes of shells, stones, moss, and other vegetables, in one mass. Small screw-like cylinders, some with holes through, which all effervesce with an acid, and creep in a plate filled with vinegar, like those found near Carrickfergus, in Ireland, by the discharge of their fixt air.
|-- "Chapel in the Dale" -- Chapel-le-Dale
|-- Hurtle Pot
|-- Jingle Pot