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Architectural Heritage
Inside the 'Banqueting Hall' cave
© West Wycombe Caves
Sir Francis's Folly

Rumour, mystery, and wild allegations of drunkenness and debauchery surround the history of the 'Hell-Fire' caves - a labyrinth of caverns and tunnels, which runs a quarter of a mile into the hill under West Wycombe Park.

The caves were excavated in the 1750s for the 2nd Baronet Sir Francis Dashwood of West Wycombe Park, but opinion differs as to the reason why…

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