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Ogof Capel, Church Cave


NGR: SO 21656 12593
219 m.asl

Monmouthshire , Northern Outcrop - East (Morlais to Abergavenny)
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Cave
Access The cave lies on the left bank of the Clydach River at the bottom of the first gulley, below the Black Rock Subway. The cave is gated. Current Access arrangements
Description Only the first part of the cave is accessible to non Divers. The sump was dived to the underwater boulder choke.
History SWCC 1948. Dived 1961, sump passed 1966. Extended in 1987 by CCC.
Hydrology
Conservation
SSSI: 0080 Mynydd Llangatwg (Mixed) GCR: 554
Survey
CSS Records (19), 1992; CDG 2001,2002
CSS nl 43 (12)
References
British Caver 15, 1946, Brian Price
CDG nl.18, 1971
CDG nl.27, 1973
CDG nl.74, 1985
Isca CC Jnl.3, 1985
A Caver's View of the Clydach River (Cwmbran Caving Club, 1986), Schuurmans, T.
CDG nl.85, 1987
CDG nl.87, 1988
CDG nl.92, 1989
CDG nl.94, 1990
CDG nl.135, 2000
CSS nl 43 (12), pp.102-104, Duncan Price, The Capel survey saga
CDG nl.143, 2002
CDG nl.144, 2002
CDG nl.145, 2002
Brendan Marris Caves of South Wales
Cambrian Cave Registry entry 839
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