A MYSTERIOUS underground place of worship has been rediscovered after years buried underneath a farmer’s field.
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.
The incredibly religiously significant artefact has never been discovered, but there is a chance it may have been used by the Knights Templar in Shropshire.
However, a 2006 book claims that the Grail was instead taken to Northern Spain, and protected by the Knights Templar there.
Druids and Pagans also flocked to the caves years ago as a place for them to conduct their ceremonies discreetly.
Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, 33, captured the eerie pictures of the inside for the first time since it was shut in 2012.
“Considering how long it’s been there it’s in amazing condition, it’s like an underground temple.”