Spritsail Tor Cave

NGR: SS 4256 9371
20 m.asl

Swansea , Gower
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Rock Shelter
Access The cave can be approached by walking from Hills Farm in an almost due West direction to the beach. The cave faces North West and can be found almost at the top of the rock face of Prissen's Tor
Description A small double rock shelter about 7 metres wide by 3 metres with two blind side passages leading off the back of the shelter. Archaeological remains were found in the cave in the late 19th Century.

Brendan Marris
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Gower Caves, Allen,E.E. & Rutter,J.G. 1948
British Caver 20, 61-68, 1950
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British Caving (Routledge, Kegan Paul) Cullingford,C.H.D., 2nd Ed. 1962
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QJGS 16, 489-491, 1860. Excavation of bones
Pal. Mem. 11, 1868. Archaeology
QJGS 16, 192-217, 1869. Dist. of Post Glacial Mammals
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Geol.Mag. 443 1884/Cat. Foss. Man in Brit. Mus. 128 1885. Archaeology
The Caves of Gower (Gower Society),Grenfell,H and Morris, B, 1971, p.14
Gazetteer of Human Remains in Caves
Brendan Marris Caves of the North Gower Coast
Cambrian Cave Registry entry 1086
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