Llandegla Cave 1 , Rhos Ddigre , Rhosddigre , Rhos Isaf , Perthi Chwarae Cave 4 NGR: SJ 18750 53750 245 m.asl
, North Wales
The entrances are in a small rock escarpment about 35 metres East of the Llandegla-Llanarmon road and about 85 metres to the North of Rhos Isaf Farm. Permission must be sought from this farm before entering the caves.
These caves are of particular archaeological interest and were excavated by W.B.Dawkins who removed various prehistoric remains.
An unexciting west facing tapering passage.
Cave Hunting (Macmillan, 1874), Dawkins, W.B. Archaeology
British Caving (Routledge & Kegan Paul), Cullingford, C.H.D., 1st Ed. 1952, 2nd Ed. 1962.
Britain Underground (Dalesman), N.Thornber, A.H. & Stride, R.D. & Myers, J.O., 1953.
SMCC Occasional Publication 2, 1960
Caving in North Wales (Private), Howden, P., 1962
Denbighshire C.C. Bul., 1, 20, 1961
British Caver, 5, 22, 1940, Brief Description
British Caver, 5, 25, 1940, Extract from Arch.Camb. 1924.
British Caver 11, 88, 1943, Extract from Pennant, 1774
Inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Wales and Mon, IV, the County of Denbighshire, 85, 1914
Arch. Camb., Vol 79 (7th Series Vol 4), p.404, 1924. Polished stone Celt.
The prehistoric and Roman Remains of Denbighshire (Lewis), Davies, E., 1929
Arch. Camb., Vol 90, p.189, 1935. Graig Lwyd Axe.
Caves and Caving, 1(2), 51, 1937
Proc.Liverpool Geol.Soc., 18, 70, 1942. Records of Pleistocene and post-glacial remains from North Wales
British Caver, 20, 43, 1950
SMC Year Book. 1961/62
SWCC Newsletter 40
Caves in Wales and the Marches , 1963
SMCC Jnl., Ser.4, 1,9 1966
The Caves of North East Wales, Ebbs, Cris, June 2000
Denbighshire Historical Society Transactions pp.11-27, Chris Ebbs, William Boyd Dawkins's Llandegla caves re-assessed
Cris Ebbs Caves of North Wales
Gazetteer of Human Remains in Caves
BGS Archives: BCRA/201W/A/9, 1937 [as Perthi-chwwareu Cave, nr Llandegla]
BGS Archives: BCRA/201W/A/12, 1934 [as Rhos Ddigre Cave, Llanarmon yn ial]
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