L:1340
V:19

Eglwys Faen, Stone Church


NGR: SO 19285 15684
351 m.asl

Powys , Northern Outcrop - East (Morlais to Abergavenny)
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Cave
Access Follow the old tramroad from Pant-y-rhiw to a sharp right hand bend. The entrances are all in the projecting spur on the left
Description The cave is popular with Activity and Adventure groups. Water from the right hand series flows to Ace of Spades Chamber in Agen Allwedd. The large main entrance leads to right and left series and straight on through a squeeze (the cheese press) leads to a chamber with a boulder choke at the far end. Digging continues to the left of the choke and above it in the upper series called the Warren.
History B.D.Price, Ebbw Vale scouts & Brynmawr County Grammar School pupils, 1944-46; Upper Series, BNSSS, 1956
Hydrology
Conservation Suspected Palaeolithic occupation, but no evidence.
SSSI: 0080 Mynydd Llangatwg (Mixed)
Survey
A 'cave in the limestone rock at Darren y kille', John Ellwood, 1818 [CaC, 2000]
Brian Price (1946)
CSS Records 19, 1992, J.Cooper, I.Penney, J.Stevens, Grade 5
CaC 87, 2000, CSS, Grade 5
References
British Caver, 4, 8-11, 1939 [Excavation by W.F.Grimes]
British Caver, 15, 31-37, 1946
Cullingford, C.H.D. (1951) Exploring Caves,p.60-61
British Caver, 22, 80-83 & 95-96, 1951
British Caver, 25, 25, 28, 1954
HCC Newsletter 2, 10, 1951
SWCC Newsletter Nov. 1951
SWCC Our Caves, No.1, 1951. Survey, Location and Description.
Caves of South Wales, Stratford, T. , 1995
A Caver's View of the Clydach River (Cwmbran Caving Club, 1986), Schuurmans, T.
CaC 87, pp.37-42, Clive Gardener, The Lost Cave of Llangattock? [A 'cave in the limestone rock at Darren y kille' ... by John Ellwood, 1818]
Descent 203, pp.30-31 (2008), Researching cave radon
Brendan Marris Caves of South Wales
Cambrian Cave Registry entry 814
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