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Latitude: 51.6698 / 51°40'11"N
Longitude: -4.7318 / 4°43'54"W
OS Eastings: 211187
OS Northings: 200312
OS Grid: SN111003
Mapcode National: GBR GD.RV5H
Mapcode Global: VH2PR.X9T9
Entry Name: Hoyle Mouth Cave
Scheduled Date: 13 October 1986
Source ID: 691
Cadw Legacy ID: PE427
Schedule Class: Monument
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Penally (Penalun)
Built-Up Area: Penally
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument consists of a cave containing archaeological deposits, dating to the palaeolithic period. Hoyles Mouth Cave lies about 22m above OD, on a rocky ledge overlooking the Rhydeg Stream to the north. The northern facing entrance is 3m wide, 4m high and opens into a main cavern c. 6m deep, from which a narrow tunnel leads further into the limestone. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic flint has been uncovered from excavations, as well as reports of metal objects, now lost. Human and animal remains were discovered.
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.
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