Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Upper Kendrick's Cave, Great Orme

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 5029
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Llandudno
NGR : SH78008284
Site Type (preferred type first) : Prehistoric CAVE
Legal Protection : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
Not to be confused with Kendrick's cave, known since 1880. Bone fragments of uncertain age, but certainly prehistoric, were found when a brown cave underlying modern domestic rubbish was examined. <1>

This is a single-chambered cave, 11m deep, 8.5m wide and 4m high at the centre. It has two entrances, both facing S, and is situated 66m above sea level.

Three trenches have been excavated and these yielded several finds. <2>

Further excavations revealed charcoal, limpets, animal and human bones, pottery and flint. At least two food vessels were present and a beaker sherd with chevron pattern was probably from the vessel described previously. The date range would be about 2000-1800 BC. <3>

The excavation has continued. <4>

Sources :
Davies, M. , 1975 , Archaeology in Wales , <1>
Davies, M. & Stone, T. A. , 1977 , Archaeology in Wales , <2>
Davies, M. , 1979 , Archaeology in Wales , <3>
Davies, M. , 1978 , Archaeology in Wales , <4>
Yates, M. , 1987 , Kendrick's Cave and Upper Kendrick's Cave, Llandudno , <5>
Davies, M. , 1983 , Studies in Speleology , <6>
Sieveking, G. de G. , 1971 , British Museum Quaterly , <7>
Stone, T. , 1977 , PRN 5029 , <8>
Cadw , 1988 , Schedule of Ancient Monuments - Gwynedd , <9>
Burnham, H. B. , 1995 , Kendrick's Cave and Upper Kendrick's Cave, Llandudno , <10>
Bell, L. M. , 2006 , Kendrick's Cave and Upper Kendrick's Cave, Llandudno , <11>
Davies, M. , 1989 , Limestones and Caves of Wales , <12>
Davies, M. , 1978 , Transactions of the Penmaenmawr Historical Society , <13>

Events :
43218 : Upper Kendrick's Cave, Great Orme (year : 1977)
43219 : Upper Kendrick's Cave, Great Orme (year : 1978)
43220 : Upper Kendrick's Cave, Great Orme (year : 1979)

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