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An apparently ordinary rabbit's hole in a farmer's field leads to an underground sanctuary said to have been used by a medieval religious order - but is everything what it seems?
According to local legend, the Caynton Caves, near Shifnal, in Shropshire, were used by followers of the Knights Templar in the 17th Century.
Located less than a metre underground, they appear to be untouched structurally.
originally posted by: Evilbunnie
On topic: Awesome find. I wonder what they used this space for?
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: Marduk
The link includes the comment that the caves were reportedly "sealed up" in 2012. In other words, not exactly a long lost secret.
Expert opinion seems to think they were built in the late 18th or the 19th century. By that time, secrecy would not be necessary. An underground structure might be built as a "folly", I suppose, though aristocratic follies were normally more ostentatious.