Updated 12th November 2002; 23rd December 2008; 18th September 2013
A 10m wide and 4m high cave entrance leads to a cow shed floor and past a column to a calcited chamber with a slope up at the rear. There is a shell midden in the entrance pointing to a Mesolithic occupation. A carbon deposit and black marks on the wall point to activity during the medieval period (Ruiz Cobo Jesús et al, 2008, p216).
A low section, walled off on the west side of the first chamber, was entered in 2013 and appeared to contain some old animal bones.
A small cave, to the right of the main entrance and entered up a short climb, has rotting metal containers. Tthe passage at the rear may dig as it appears to have a faint draught.
Reference: anon., 1994a (Easter logbook); material in file;
Ruiz Cobo Jesús and Smith Peter et al, 2001; Ruiz Cobo Jesús
and Smith Peter, 2003 (survey); Ruiz Cobo Jesús et al, 2008 (survey); anon., 2013d (summer logbook)
Entrance picture : yes
Underground picture(s): looking towards entrance : various, 2013
Video: entrance (YouTube)
Detailed Survey : showing archaeological deposits
Line Survey :
On area survey :
Survex file : yes (Amended magnetic declination December 2013 to align with Eur79 grid and coordinates altered to fit ETRS89 datum, April 2014.)