When: 23 Mar 2014 10.00 – 12.00 pm.
Where: Five Buddles Sink. Priddy, Mendip.
Who: Darren T, Rich T.
A small lead mine which shows several periods of activity since before 1709. There is the remains of a wheel pit at one end which would have housed a 10.5 feet diameter water wheel. From the foot of the pitch a short mined level leads to 20 metres of natural streamway, which is walled in places by the lead miners. This runs under the road to the foot of a 3 metre Cornish shaft. From the foot of the shaft a 10 metre long natural rift can be entered. Much of the passage still contains wooden flooring from the late 19th century, when the site was used as a tailings pit by the Mendip Hills Mining Company.