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Cheddar Gorge and Gough's Cave

Cave / Rock Shelter


Details of Pig's Hole rock shelters on Pastscape

[ST 47755453] Pig's Hole' [ST 47605452] Sow's Hole; rock shelters containing derived material (silt, etc.). Sow's Hole was explored by R.F. Parry in 1930 and a few shards of I.A. pottery were found. (1-2) These cave shelters are at the foot of the cliff as the southern side of the Gorge at ST 47705454 and ST 47845455. The present authorities on Cheddar caves - N.R. Barrington, Oak House, Axbridge; I.W. Stanton, "Iona", Easton, Nr. Wells; (3a) and Prof. Tratman (1) - know that these are referred to as Pig's and Sow's Holes by Bolch (2), but they are uncertain as to which the names should be correctly applied. For convenience it has been arbitrarily accepted that the large cave shelter at ST 47705454 should be known as Pig's Hole, and that the small overhang at ST 47845455 should be Sow's Hole. (3)
Chance Posted by Chance
18th April 2015ce
Edited 3rd April 2016ce

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