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38,42Ford, T.D.Old Derbyshire Lead Mine Plans and some problems in their interpretation - Discusses the Oakden plan of Speedwell, 1779.
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301-302Davies, R.E. & Ford, T.D.Recent Explorations in Peak Cavern. - Reprint of article in Sheffield Univ. Gazette. A brief account of the breakthrough at Buxton Water and at Speedwell Water.
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20Ford, T.D.Mining and Processing Blue John - comments on the font in Castleton Chapel “made by J.Walker, formerly lessee of the Peak Cavern.
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20Ford, T.D.The Speedwell Mine in the 18th Century - A well illustrated and important paper.
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346-356Ford, T.D.New Evidence on the Correlation of the Lower Carboniferous Reefs at Castleton - Includes a comparison of the limestones exposed in the Speedwell Level and in Peak Cavern. (Quoted in Stevenson and Gaunt, 1971).geology
article Geology Today 12(3) 1991
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101-109Ford, T.D.Speleogenesis -the evolution of the Castleton cave systemsgeology
article Mercian Geologist Vol.10. No.2. 1986
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91-114Ford, T.D.The Evolution of the Castleton Cave Systems and related features - A detailed study of the present state of the art of unravelling the complex history of the area
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9,108,113,104Casual account of Speedwell. Of Peak Cavern he alludes to the divers extending it, and the mythical legend of Charles Cotton.
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Broadly the same as the 1st edition, plus comments on the source of Peak water, and on rescue. Subject authors remain the same. Nothing in 1st edition is missed in the extended 2nd edition.
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45,54,93,188,350,356, & 22,93,247(Peak & Speedwell) Records the Woolly Rhinoceros tooth (see Rooke-Pennington, W.), mentions the avens in Peak, brief comments on the divers and the break-out of the old system. Alludes to Mucky Ducks without naming it.
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22Warwick, G.T.Caves & Rocksgeology
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45-54Warwick, G.T.The Origin of Limestone Caves - Peak Caverngeomorphology
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93Warwick, G.T.British Caving Regions - Speedwell
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188Jackson, J.WilfridArchaeology and Palaeontology - Peak Cavern Gorgearchaeology
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247Hazelton, Mary & Glennie, E.A.Cave Fauna and Flora - (See Baker) Speedwellbiospeleology
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59,68,131,163,270,460,466,542,543 & 26,131,347Broadly the same as the 1st edition, plus comments on the source of Peak water, and on rescue. Subject authors remain the same. Nothing in 1st edition is missed in the extended 2nd edition.
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119-123A brief unbiased account of the Neil Moss disaster of 1959 with comments on the exploration history of Pickering’s Passage.
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Guide book
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78-79Peak Cavern: In Peak, takes the system to Far Sump, penetrated for 200ft then too narrow.
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89-90Speedwell: Covers the Speedwell system to the downstream sump.
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96-98Peak Cavern: Far Sump in Peak still only penetrated for 200ft (no mention of narrowing here).
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110-112Speedwell: Plans of both Peak and Speedwell. Mentions Treasury Sump, often silted, but connects with Bung Hole Series in Speedwell.
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Plans of Speedwell Cavern and Peak Cavern, showing the various sumps. Comprehensive coverage.
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Plans of Peak and Speedwell. Comprehensive coverage.
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This is the most important reference for an overall view of the system and the surrounding topography. Events have overtaken it, but it is a must for any study of the Peak Speedwell system.
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7,12,13,41,203,208-210,275,297,300-305,341-342Peak Cavern
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12,63,105,176,197,208,231,300Speedwell Cavern
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The first scientifically approached guide to Speedwell. Essential reference. A good historical resume
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6-12The Castleton Karstmap
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15-26Peak Cavernphoto,picture,survey
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27-42The Speedwell Mine and Cavernphoto,survey
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43-46Leviathan and Titanphoto,survey
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82-85Hydrologyhydrology,map
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86-92Speleogenesis - the Evolution of a Cave Systemsurvey
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In the Geology of Caves section mentions both Peak and Speedwell.geology
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More or less identical with the 1974 edition
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116-118Peak Cavern
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137-138Speedwell.
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Ink Sump advanced. Far Sump passed, and caverns beyond. Peak-Speedwell Treasury / Sand Passage connection mentioned.
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114-117Peak Cavern
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135-136Speedwell
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Official guide
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With plans, and undated
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24-28Peak Cavern
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37Russett Well
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37-41Speedwell Cavern
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45-46Brief references relative to mining. Does mention Speedwell beyond the Bottomless Pit.
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45-46Brief references relative to mining. Does mention Speedwell beyond the Bottomless Pit.
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88-90,90-92,93-95 of Vol.3Reprints Sullivan's 1778 tour (Staffordshire Speedwell being driven, Peak's Hole, and the 'three mile cave' on the hill), amongst others
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236 of Vol.3Reprints Newte's 1785 tour (refers readers to Moritz, &tc., for the "celebrated cavern" but says that "Its length, as measured by Sir Joseph Banks, is six hundred and seventeen yards, and, at the farthest end, it is two hundred yards from the surface of the earth."; ), amongst others
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97-101A Gentleman of the University of OxfordSpeedwell Mine and Cavern 130 years ago - (18th century). A curious original account. The extract finishes “Journal of a three week tour”
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Includes Robert Johnson’s “The Gypsies Song” concerning Peak Cavern [Robert Johnson (c1583-1633), composer and lutenist], used in Ben Jonson's "Metamorphosed Gypsies" masquemusic
journal British Caver Vol 35. 1962
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28Ford, T.D.Whirlpool Rising in Speedwell, The Inner Styx, Slop Moll, Speedwell Pot in Peak Cavern
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5Ford, T.D.Consideration of relative water levels in Giants Hole and Speedwell Mine
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369-396Ford, T.D.The Underground drainage systems of the Castleton Area, Derbyshire, and their Evolution - The first really serious attempt to evaluate the speleogenic history of the Castleton cave system. Lots of information, and an amazingly accurate reconstruction of Pilkington’s Cavern from the 18th century description before its rediscovery in the 1980s.
reportBritish Speleological Association (BSA) : Field Report 1944 held by: BGS/BCA/B.S.A.Records Vol.5: Speedwell
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Howes, R.S, Ford, T.D. & others27/28th May, 3/10/14th June - The survey from the Bottomless Pit to Cliff Cavern, with details of The Bung. Very detailed notes and measurements which appear to have been meticulously recorded. This is true of most of R.S.Howes’ survey notes from the 1940s.
reportBritish Speleological Association (BSA) : Field Report 1944 held by: BGS/BCA/B.S.A.Records Vol.5: Speedwell
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Howes, R.S., Ford, T.D. & others2nd Oct. - Details of the Bottomless Pit. Detailed dimensions.
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103-115Ford, T.D., Gascoyne, M. & Beck, J.S.Speleothem Dates and Pleistocene Chronology in the Peak District of Derbyshire - Includes the Peak – Speedwell system.
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131-148Ford, T.D.The Evolution of the Castleton Cave Systems, Derbyshire - A modified version of the paper in Mercian Geologist.
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22Ford, T.D.Peak and Speedwell Caverns - Exploring Speedwell in the 1940'shistory
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36-38Ford, T.D.Peak and Speedwell Caverns - Problems of Interpretation of the Speedwell's Mining Historyhistory
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39Ford, T.D.Peak and Speedwell Caverns - Graffiti in Speedwell Minehistory
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44-45Ford, T.D.Peak Cavern
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25Ford, T.D.The Stratigraphy of British Caving Areas. Part 3. Derbyshire - Paragraph on the Peak Cavern area.
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19-20Ford, T.D.Peak and Speedwell Caverns - A look at what Bray (1783), Pilkington (1789) and Sullivan (1780) had to say.
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97-119Ford, T.D.The Speedwell Cavern - The first definitive account of Speedwell Cavern, listing and describing all the passages known at the time.
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230-233Ford, T.D.Hourdlo Steel Pipe - Mentions its possible relationship to the Peak Cavern – Speedwell system
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236Ford, T.D.Bartholemy Faujas de St. Fond. 1741 – 1819 - Alludes briefly to his visit to Peak Cavern
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6Ford, T.D.Biographical Notes of Authors on Derbyshire – Johann Jacob Ferber 1743-1790 - Mentions the name only
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191-193Ford, T.D.Report on Field Meeting at Castleton – A brief resume of veins and surface relationships to Peak Cavern-Speedwell system
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243-245Ford, T.D.Biographical Notes on Derbyshire Authors – Karl Phillip Moritz 1756-1793 - Refers to his visit to Peak Cavern
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85Ford, T.D.Biographical Notes on Derbyshire Authors – William Adam (1704? – 1873) & The Gem of the Peak - A mention that Mr Hall’s Museum is near Peak Cavern.
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129-170Rieuwerts, J.H. & Ford, T.D.The Mining History of the Speedwell Mine and Oakden Level, Castleton, Derbyshire - Definitive account of the current state of knowledge of the Speedwell system link icon