Trent & Peak Archaeology
The Sandstone Caves of Nottingham
This is the website for the Nottingham Caves Survey, a project funded by English Heritage, the Greater Nottingham
Partnership, Nottingham City Council, Nottingham Civic Society, Experience Nottinghamshire and the British
Geological Survey. The Project was established to investigate, record, visualise, promote and preserve Nottingham’s
540+ man-made sandstone caves, and is run by Trent & Peak Archaeology, part of the York Archaeological Trust.
The main survey phase of the Project ran from 2010-2012, but we are now undertaking some additional phases,
including a volunteer programme. If you’d like to know more, get in touch.
Please use the Contact Form
or call Dr Emily Stammitti on: 0115 896 7400
You may also find the Trent & Peak Archaeology website helpful.
The Cave Map
To view more information on any one of the caves recorded, click the specific pin on the Google map below. You can then follow the link
provided to view that cave’s microsite, which contains background history, access information, images and videos (like the one above).
3 stars - an excellent and important cave system, recommended viewing. 3-star caves are usually open to the public some times.
2 stars - quite interesting caves, worth viewing if you are interested. Some of these are open to the public, but many are in
1 star - for cave afficionados only! Most of these are in private ownership.
Red X - caves which are lost, filled or blocked. There are a lot of these!
We’ve added all the lost caves that we know about, although there are probably more. Other caves are added as they are surveyed.
Note: Sometimes we have linking problems with Google Maps. To get the cave microsites to open in a new window, click the starred pin
and then RIGHT-CLICK the link. This will give you the option to open the cave microsite in a new tab or a new window.