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Great Onns Hole

Hob Uid: 194599
Location :
Somerset
Sedgemoor
Cheddar
Grid Ref : ST4679053930
Summary : A cave or "open hole" sited 300 feet above the road at Cheddar. Described as ransacked, and later used as a World War II operational base, there are no certain records of the finds. However, Western-Super-Mare Museum contains some finds which may have come from the site, including a flint knife with bone haft, iron and bronze buckles, Iron Age potsherds and bone spindle whorls.
More information : [ST 4675 5393] GREAT OONS HOLE [G.T.]. (1)

300' above the road, an open hole. Ransacked, with no record of
finds: but Upper pa. flints which may have come from this site,
including a flint knife hafted to a bone handle, are in the
Weston-super-Mare Museum. It also contains iron and bronze
buckles, E.I.A. pottery and bone spindle whorls. (2-4)

The entrance to Great Oons hole is at ST 4679 5393.
Positioned at 1:2500. (5)

Additional reference. (6)

Natural cave, with modifications, used as operational base.Great Oone's Cave - among trees on left bank at head of slope, 160 feet above coach park beside Cooper's Hole which is 200 yards up Cheddar Gorge from Gough's Cave on left bank at road level.
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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1960.
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Balch, HE. 1947. Mendip - Cheddar, its Gorge & Caves, pp 46-50
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dobson, DP. 1931. Archaeology of Somerset, p236
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Source Number : 4
Source : University of Bristol Spelaeological Society proceedings
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Page(s) : 264
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Vol(s) : 2(3), 1926
Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GHP 06-APR-66
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Source Number : 5a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Stanton, WI. 1965. Map of Caves of Cheddar Gorge.
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Source Number : 6
Source : The Upper Palaeolithic of Britain: a study of man and nature in the Late Ice Age
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Page(s) : 116
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Vol(s) : II
Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOB anti invasion database migration UID 1416614, 26 JUN 2006
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Upper Palaeolithic
Display Date : Upper Palaeolithic
Monument End Date : -10000
Monument Start Date : -40000
Monument Type : Cave
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Iron Age
Display Date : Iron Age
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -800
Monument Type : Cave
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Prehistoric
Display Date : Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -500000
Monument Type : Cave
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : World War II
Monument End Date : 1945
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Auxiliary Unit Operational Base, Auxiliary Hide, Cave
Evidence : Subterranean Feature, Enhanced Natural Feature
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Cave
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence

Components and Objects:
Period : Upper Palaeolithic
Component Monument Type : Cave
Object Type : LITHIC IMPLEMENT, KNIFE
Object Material : Flint, Bone
Period : Iron Age
Component Monument Type : Cave
Object Type : SPINDLE WHORL, VESSEL
Object Material : Bone, Pottery
Period : Prehistoric
Component Monument Type : Cave
Object Type : KNIFE
Object Material : Flint, Bone
Period : Uncertain
Component Monument Type : Cave
Object Type : BUCKLE
Object Material : Iron, Bronze

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 13261
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : DoB Non Anti Invasion Database UID
External Cross Reference Number : S0000453
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 45 SE 12
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 45 SE 12
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-04-06
End Date : 1966-04-06
Associated Activities : Primary, GREAT OONES HOLE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1976-01-01
End Date : 1976-12-31