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Bone Hole

Black Rock Gate, Cheddar Gorge.

NGR:ST 4805 5472
WGS84:51.28923, -2.74636
Length:438 m
Depth:41 m
Altitude:185 m
Tags:Cave, Archaeo, CROW
Registry:mcr-cs

From entrance steep descent down gorge-like fissure leads to collapsed chamber which has been known since early 19th century. Various minor extensions may be explored. Human remains found at this site.

Alternate Names: Cheddar Cliff Cave, Mr. Long's Cave, Dawkins Cavern, Penny Sleights Cave, Pliney Sleights Cave

Notes: No carbide lamps allowed

Archaeological finds from this site, including human remains are in Wells and Mendip Museum, Bristol City Museum, the Oxford Museum of Natural History and the Natural History Museum, London.

Surveys:
Caves of Cheddar Gorge, Stanton, W.I., 1965

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