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Gough's Cave

Rock End, Cheddar Gorge.

NGR:ST 4670 5391
WGS84:51.28182, -2.76559
Length:3405 m
Depth:115 m
Altitude:31 m
Tags:Cave, Archaeo, Rising

Show Cave. Entrance used for both habitation, burial and other uses. Gough extended cave from just before Fonts to the present dry limit. CDG in 1986 discovered the extensive submerged river and large open chambers.

Alternate Names: Gough's Rockwork Caves, Sand Cave

Notes: Digs that took place in Boulder Chamber frequently flood. This chamber was inhabited by David Lafferty in 1966 in order to break world underground stay record. One of the most important palaeolithic sites in Europe.

Hydrographic Feeds: Charterhouse area caves; Wigmore, Tor Hole etc..

Entrance to Gough's Cave, Cheddar.
Entrance to the Caves
Plan of outer part
Gough's Cave, Cheddar, Somerset., Manning and Stride brothers, 1948
Gough's Caves.
Cheddar Caves, Gough's Caves.
Caves of Cheddar Gorge, Stanton, W.I., 1965
The Cheddar Caves, Stanton, W.I., 1952
Gough's Cave up to and including Sump 1b, Atkinson, A., 2013
Gough's Cave, Atkinson, A., 2015

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