Bream, Devils Chapel 2002
This tree some thirty feet tall has been left in this predicament after the original rock on which it took root has crumbled away
The early miners found plenty of iron ore at or near to the surface of the ground. They removed the ore where-ever it occured. When the surface ore was exhausted, they mined beneath the ground, leaving deep caverns. The Devil's Chapel is private property and can only be viewed from the public footpaths which run through the woodland - it is very dangerous to stray from the paths due to the deep un-fenced holes
Devil's Chapel, Bream, 2002
Dave Bocking added (March 2010): "... The top photo is taken from the opposite direction to the 1914 one. The rock on the left of that one is the part that fell away".
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