Photographs of the Hellfire Club Tunnels, West Wycombe

Photographs from the Hellfire Club, West Wycombe
These photographs are quite old – for newer, better photographs, check out my
photographs (2006) of the English Hellfire Club – Medmenham Abbey and the tunnels at West Wycombe


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Map of the West Wycombe Caves

Map of the West Wycombe Caves

  1. Entrance
  2. Tool Store
  3. Whitehead’s Cave
  4. Lord Sandwich Circle
  5. Franklins Cave
  6. Children’s Cave
  7. Banqueting Hall
  8. Triangle
  9. Miner’s Cave
  10. River Styx
  11. Inner Temple

(‘XXII’ refers to a marking on the wall, mentioned in a poem of the time… )

Sir Francis Dashwood

Sir Francis Dashwood

Entrance to the Caves

The Entrance to the Caves

Once more into the breach - West Wycombe caves

Once more into the breach

The Only Living...

The Only Living…

Daemonic features abound...

“Daemonic features abound…

Hell-Fire Francis?

Hell-Fire Francis?

Note the cross on its forehead...

Note the cross on its forehead…

West Wycombe Church

West Wycombe Church – 300 ft (91m) above the tunnels

West Wycombe Church

The Golden Ball

The Golden Ball

The Dashwood Mausoleum

The Dashwood Mausoleum

photographs (2006) of the English Hellfire Club – Medmenham Abbey and the tunnels at West Wycombe

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and “known troublemaker” Dave Walsh is the founder of Blather.net, described both as “possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River”, and “the nicest website circulating in Ireland”. Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.


3 comments

  1. I WAS AT HORSLEY GREEN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL IN 1954 AND VISITED THE CAVES REGULARLY AT THE WEEKENDS IN THOES DAYS IT WAS ALSO POSSIBLE TO CLIMB UP INTO THE BALL ON THE TOP OF THE CHURCH WHICH WAS QUITE SCARY.

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