‘Of the High Peak are seven wonders writ.
Two fonts, two caves.One pallace, mount and pit.’
‘Pool’s Hole’ was named as one of the ‘seven wonders of Derbyshire’ in Thomas Hobbes’ Latin poem De Mirabilibus Pecci (Wonders of the Peak), published in 1636.
This was followed in 1681 by The Wonders of the Peake, a satirical poem by Charles Cotton – who named Poole’s as the ‘first wonder of Derbyshire’.
Both poets were impressed by the natural wonder of Poole’s Cavern and it’s cave formations. Hobbes certainly felt the visit was worth his time.
One thing remain’d, but highly worth our view,
Pool’s hole, a cave so call’d and near us too.