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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)
Gallery

Brendan Marris
2008

Gary Evans
2020
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
O'Reilly, P.M.,O'Reilly, S.E.,Fairburn, C.M., SWCC, Ogof Ffynnon Ddu, (1969), p.15
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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