Hoyle's Mouth Cave, Oyle, Longbury Bank Cave, Longberry Bank Cave

NGR: SN 1119 0032
45 m.asl

Pembrokeshire , West Wales
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Access The cave is in wood in a limestone bluff above the Trefloyn road and is on the property of Trefloyn Manor. A footpath leads from the road to the cave. Access is free and permission is not needed to visit.
Description Short cave about 10 metres long, closing down to a crawl 3 metres in from the entrance.
History Excavated 1862; Savory 1968; Aldhouse Green 1996
SAM: PE427 SSSI: 0731 Little Hoyle and Hoyle's Mouth Caves & Woodlands (Mixed) GCR: 2027

S. Aldhouse Green, 1996
Rep. Brit. Assoc. (30) Trans. Sect. Smith, G.N. 1860-61, pp.101-02. Excavation.
Rep. Brit. Assoc. (32) Smith, G.N. 1862, Trans. Sect. p.95. Flint implements.
Geologist, 6, pp.47-60 Smith, G.N. 1863,
On the Tenby Bone Caves: and the question of the antiquity of the human race, as inferred from certain flint implements found in them (Kent & Co.). Smith, G.N. 1862, Archaeology
Proc.Bristol Nats. Soc., 1, 10-17. Smith, G.N. 1866, Archaeology
Geol.Mag., 2, pp.471-73. Winwood, H.H. 1865, A letter, also in Tenby Observer 17/8/1865
Cave Hunting (Macmillan), Dawkins,W.B., 1874 Early man in.
Rep. Brit. Assoc., 48, 209-17. Rolleston, G. 1878, Discovery of human remains.
Rep. Rugby School Nat. Hist. Soc., 29-30. Worthington. 1881, Survey, Archaeology. Also in Brit. Cav., 6, 7-10, 1940. With sketch plan.
QJGS, 28, 282-88. Jones, E.L. 1882, Surveys, Archaeology
Proc.Geol.Assoc., 9, 1-20. Hicks, H. 1885-86, Archaeological mention.
History of Little England beyond Wales, Laws, E. 1888,
Guide to Tenby and South Pembrokeshire, Tenby. Leach, A.L. 1908, Location
Arch. Camb., 16, Series 6, 155-180. Leach, A.L. 1916, A mention
Some Prehistoric Remains in the Tenby Museum, Tenby Leach, A.L. 1918
Proc.Geol.Assoc., 44, 187-216. Leach, A.L. 1933, Geology
Arch. Camb., 98, 2, 248-254, Leach, A.L. 1945,
Anon. 1911, PAX, 4, 30, 533. A mention.
The upper Palaeolithic Age in Britain, Garrod, D.A.E. 1926,
Arch. Camb., Cent. Vol. 1846-1946, 24-79, Grimes, W.F. 1946, Palaeolithic Period.
Prehistoric Gower, Welsh Guides, Rutter, J.G. 1948, Early Excavation.
British Caver 19, 31-34, Duncan, P.A. 1949, Location and description.
British Caving. Cullingford, C.H.D. 1953, (Editor) 1st Ed.,
Arch. Camb., 104, 85-165, Lacaille, A.D. & Grimes, W.F., 1955, Archaeology.
HCC NL., 11, Holmes, L. 1959, A note
Caves in Wales and the Marches (Dalesman), Jenkins, D.W. & Williams, A.M. 1st Ed. 1963, p.15, Location, description and brief details.
Aldhouse-Green, S. (1996) Archaeology in Wales 36, pp.70-71
Pembrokeshire Historical Society Jnl 24, 2015, Anne Eastham, Goosey goosey Gander with Jemima Shelduck in attendance: Two Stone Age Occupation Caves in South Pembrokeshire
Gazetteer of Human Remains in Caves
Cambrian Cave Registry entry 933
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