The unassuming hole reveals a cave which is hidden less than a metre beneath a farmer’s field.The untouched caves, in Shropshire, date back 700 years when they were used by followers of the Knights Templars – a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades.
Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, set out in search of the historical wonder after seeing a video of it online.The 33-year-old said: “I traipsed over a field to find it, but if you didn’t know it was there you would just walk right past it.
It is thought the cave was used by the Knights Templar after their sect was literally forced underground by King Philip IV of France when he publicly burnt several of its prominent members at the stake.
The religious group were rumoured to have carried round the Holy Grail, most commonly identified as the cup that Jesus drank from at the Last Supper and that Joseph of Arimathea used to collect Jesus’s blood when he was crucified.
Located in Shropshire, England, The Caynton Caves once belonged to The Knights Templar.Later the caves were used by druids and pagans who were looking for a safe ceremony space.