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Powell's Cave


NGR: SN 84995 15362
290 m.asl

Powys , Northern Outcrop - Central (Penwyllt to Penderyn)
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Cave
Access The cave has an obvious entrance halfway up on the right of the road from PenyCae to Penwyllt.
Description A remnant of the OFD system. There was a voice connection to OFD 1, but this was sealed by SWCC A short interesting cave with an upper entrance some 15 metres above the road. Once used as a limekiln.
History Cyril Powell, 1927
Hydrology
Conservation Bear and deer bones excavated in 1950's.
SSSI: 0099 Ogof Ffynnon Ddu (Mixed)
Survey
References
Wonderful Cave: Discovered at Craig y Nos: Interesting relic found in sand, Llew.E.Morgan, The Labour Voice/Llais Llafur (Ystalyfera), Jan 8, 1927, p.1
Cullingford, C.H.D. (1951) Exploring Caves,pp.73
Caves in Wales and the Marches (Dalesman), Jenkins, D.W. & Williams, A.M., 1st Ed.1963, p.49
SWCC/PCST Melvyn Davies, 1993, Powell's Cave, Penwyllt: Identification of bones from the excavations of 1926
Brendan Marris Caves of South Wales
Cambrian Cave Registry entry 308
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