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White Spot Cave

Hob Uid: 194738
Location :
Somerset
Sedgemoor
Cheddar
Grid Ref : ST4739054420
Summary : A cave, its entrance located in the foot of a cliff a short distance up Cheddar Gorge from Priddy Hole Slitter. The cave apparently consists of a "lofty fissure". A former guide to Gough's Cave (ST 45 SE 10) informed an Ordnance Survey field investigator of "a tiny opening through which only a boy could pass, within which, on a ledge, stood a little pot which fell to pieces when touched". The cave in question is believed to have been White Spot Cave.
More information : Cave, consisting of a lofty fissure. Painter tells of a
tiny opening which only a boy could pass, winthin which, on a ledge,
stood a little pot which fell to pieces when touched. (1)

The pot seems to have been found in White Spot Cave. Its entrance is
in the foot of the cliff a short distance up the Gorge from Priddy
Hole Slitter at ST 47395442. Mr. C. Painter, the son of the late
Mr. V. Painter, says that the pot was found about half way along
the fissure, but he thinks that the ledge has been destroyed.

Surveyed at 1:2500. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Balch, HE. 1947. Mendip: Cheddar,its Gorge and Caves, p.51.
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Source Number : 1a
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : V. Painter, [Guide, Goughs Cave.]
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GHP 24-MAR-66
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Source Number : 2b
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : C. Painter (Guide, Gough's Cavern).
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Source Number : 2c
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Stanton, WI. 1965. Map of the Caves of Cheddar Gorge.
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Later Prehistoric
Display Date : Later Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Cave
Evidence : Enhanced Natural Feature
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Cave
Evidence : Enhanced Natural Feature

Components and Objects:
Period : Later Prehistoric
Component Monument Type : Cave
Object Type : VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery
Period : Uncertain
Component Monument Type : Cave
Object Type : VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 45 SE 59
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 45 SE 59
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-03-24
End Date : 1966-03-24