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Royston Cave, Royston

Description: Royston Cave

Grade: I
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

Location: Melbourn Street, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7BZ

Locality: Royston
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG8 7BZ

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This building is also a scheduled monument.

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Royston Cave
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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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