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Ogof Gofan, Ogof Govan


NGR: SR 9581 9301
15 m.asl

Pembrokeshire , West Wales
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Cave
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Description The entrance is about 12 metres down the cliff, about 15 metres above high water mark. A high chamber lies behind the entrance which contains archaeological remains. Beyond the bone chamber, a low archway leads to a well decorated chamber, containing some monster columns up to 1.5 metres in diameter and 5 metres high. A passage continues for around 50 metres and is thought to be associated with a third entrance and the wind direction around Saddlehead.
History Spotted by Mel Davies in 1966, explored in 1968, BNS/CwmbranCC/SWCC
Hydrology
Conservation
Survey
John Parker, CCC, G1, 1968
References
CCC Jl 3, (1968) pp.20-21 Melvyn Davies The discovery and exploration of Ogof Gofan
SWCC Newsletter, 61, 23-24. Location, description and brief details
SWCC Newsletter, 62, 8. Archaeological report.
SWCC Newsletter, 93, p.26, 1981, Pete Francis, in Book Review - Caves of West Wales
SWCC Newsletter, 95, pp.9-10, 1981, Mel Davies, Ogof Gofan - History and access
CSS nl 53/9&10, 2011 86-87
Melvyn Davies, A flint find in Ogof Govan, Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire. CwmbranCC Jnl 23, p.14, 1998
Sanctuary (MOD Sustainability Magazine), 45, 2016, 52-53 Ogof Gofan balancing recreational caving with protecting bats and archaeology
Brendan Marris Caves of South Wales
Cambrian Cave Registry entry 1018
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