L:1410
V:76

Ogof Pwll Swnd


NGR: SN 76239 18341
556 m.asl

Carmarthenshire , Northern Outcrop - West (Black Mountain)
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Cave
Access On open moorland on the North East slope of Foel Fraith. The cave entrance is near the site marked 'Pwll Swnd' on Sheet 160 of the 1:50000 series maps. It lies just downhill of the outcrop of the 'Honeycomb Sandstone' which is easily identifiable.
Description A small upper series leads to a pitch and an extensive lower series. Pitch 1- 9 metres Pitch 2 - 8 metres Pitch 3 (Wishing Well) - 8 metres Pitch 4 (Basement) - 15 metres West End Pitch - 15 metres.
History Discovered by A.Hill and Miss G.Tudor in 1939; independently by Gerard Platten, Easter Monday, 1939 (Weaver in Wessex CC Jnl No 288) Explored and extended by HCC in 1971
Hydrology
Conservation
SSSI: 0854 Mynydd Du (Mixed)
Survey
SWCC (1947) HCC (1973) HCC (1985) HCC (1986) HCC (1998) HCC (1998)
References
British Caver, 14, 1946
British Caver, 14, 1946, p.85
British Caver, 14, p.100
British Caver, 16, 1947, p.80
British Caver, 19, p.80
British Caver, 22, 1951, p.18
British Caver, 29, p.71
British Caver, 4, 1939, p.69
British Caver, 4, p.102
British Caver, 45, 1966, p.67
British Caver, 54, p.20
British Caver, 6, p.50
Caves of South Wales, 1995, p.121
Descent 136, 1997, p.9
Descent 88, 1989, p.24
HCC nl. 27, 1971, p.3
HCC nl. 30, 1974, p.11
HCC nl. 30, 1974, p.5
HCC nl. 4, p.1
HCC nl. 40, 1986
HCC nl. 7, p.8
HCC nl. 8, p.19
HCC nl., 1973, p.24
HCC nl., 1985, p.21
SWCC Newsletter 4, 1953, p.3
SWCC Newsletter 5, 1953, p.3
SWCC Newsletter 70, 1972, p.16
SWCC Newsletter, 1951, p.19
SWCC Our Caves 2, 1952
Caves in Wales and the Marches, 1967, D.W.Jenkins & A.M.Williams
The Caves of Carmarthen, 1990, p.34
Brendan Marris Caves of South Wales
Cambrian Cave Registry entry 136
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