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Potato Cave near Combshead Tor
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot
N 50° 29.976 W 003° 59.679
30U E 429458 N 5594653
Quick Description: A granite man-made cave for storing potatoes.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/3/2008 12:26:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM3A38
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 10

Long Description:
Many of the old Dartmoor farms have what are called 'potato caves'. These were chambers dug into the growan (soft porous rock originating from decaying granite) and were where the potatoes were stored over winter. This particular cave has large chunks of granite on top. The man-made caves are usually not to far from the farm. This cave may have belonged to nearby Middleworth farm which was abandoned when Burrator reservoir was build at the end of the 19th century. It is also noted that the potato caves occasionally were used to store illicit stills and their produce.
Ordnance Survey map reference (10 figure) if within DNP – If outside the Park, add N/A: Not listed

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