Sir Benjamin Stone, 'Rock dwellings. Kinver. Staffordshire. 1895'. Museum no. E.5153-2000

Sir Benjamin Stone, 'Rock dwellings. Kinver. Staffordshire. 1895'. Museum no. E.5153-2000

Sir Benjamin Stone
'Rock dwellings. Kinver. Staffordshire. 1895'
Kinver, Staffordshire, England
1895
Platinum print
Museum no. E.5153-2000

Known locally as Holy Austin Rock, probably after a 16th-century hermit who lived nearby, the rock houses date back to at least the 1750s. They are cut from a sandstone ridge. By the time Stone photographed them, only a couple of families still lived in the houses. Today they are restored and open to visitors.