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Description: Royston Cave
Date Listed: 14 June 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 161823
OS Grid Reference: TL3562940711
OS Grid Coordinates: 535629, 240711
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0482, -0.0236
This building is also a scheduled monument.
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5255 MELB0URN SREET
TL 3540 1/2 14.6.64.
An. Man-made cave underneath the road. Bottle shaped, 28 ft deep, lit by round
grating in pavement. Numerous C13 or C14 carvings represent a crucifixion, Saint
Christopher, Saint Catherine, a king and queen, figures on norse-back, etc. Formerly
painted but paint now faded. Later entrance passage, 1790. RCHM, p 175; VCH,
III, p 254.
Listing NGR: TL3567040729
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Source: English Heritage
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