Browns Folly Mine - Wiltshire - June 2020

Browns Folly Mine is a Bath Stone quarry which was originally part of Monkton Farleigh Mine however when the War Department converted part of the quarry into an ammunitions store they separated part of the quarry which is the area now known as Browns Folly. The main adit into the quarry was blasted by the military probably to prevent access to the Monkton Farleigh Ammunition Depot connected to Brown’s Folly.

Closed in the 1930s, Browns Folly Mine is an SSSI (Special Site of Scientific Interest) because of its national importance for hibernating and roosting bats.

It’s now one of the best kept original examples of a Bath Stone mine and is looked after by cavers and mine explorers.