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Daylight Rock Mesolithic Site

A Scheduled Monument in Tenby (Dinbych-y-pysgod), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.6379 / 51°38'16"N

Longitude: -4.6753 / 4°40'31"W

OS Eastings: 214966

OS Northings: 196623

OS Grid: SS149966

Mapcode National: GBR GF.SYJT

Mapcode Global: VH2PZ.X366

Entry Name: Daylight Rock Mesolithic Site

Scheduled Date: 11 September 1986

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2734

Cadw Legacy ID: PE426

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Cave

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Tenby (Dinbych-y-pysgod)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument consists of a cave containing archaeological deposits, dating to the palaeolithic period. The open site at Daylight Rock, part of Small Ord Point, occupies a raised beach c. 6m above OD. It is a small cave c. 1m in diameter, opening northwards. it was investigated in the 1950's when mesolithic flints were found in profusion. The site is turf covered, used if at all for occasional rough grazing. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement, ritual and funerary practices. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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