A coloured plan, with measurements and descriptions of the great cavern, called Peak Cavern, at Castleton
Medium: Ink on paper
Hand drawn plan of Peak's Cavern near Castleton in Derbyshire. There are many natural caverns in the limestone cliffs around Castleton, and Peak's Cavern is the largest and most visited. The cavern has sometimes been called the 'Devil's Hole' because of its gloomy and atmospheric situation. The cavern was so large that it was used as a workshop by rope makers in the 19th century and as can be seen from the key to the left of the drawing there was even a cottage at the mouth of the cavern. The River Styx, also know as Peaks Hole Water has its source in the cavern, and streams out of the cavern, creating a picturesque approach for visitors.