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Latitude: 51.6313 / 51°37'52"N
Longitude: -2.6677 / 2°40'3"W
OS Eastings: 353883
OS Northings: 192706
OS Grid: ST538927
Mapcode National: GBR JM.8HP4
Mapcode Global: VH87T.Q829
Entry Name: St Peter's Cave
Scheduled Date: 28 May 1965
Source ID: 576
Cadw Legacy ID: MM160
Schedule Class: Monument
County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)
Community: Chepstow (Cas-gwent)
Built-Up Area: Chepstow
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument consists of a cave containing archaeological deposits that can date from as early as the Palaeolithic period. A cave may have been used for occupation, storage, burial, refuse, or as a temporary shelter. St Peter's Cave is located in a limestone cliff on the left bank of the River Wye, immediately below the railway line. The south west facing entrance is 3m high and 4.5m wide. The cave passage extends to approximately 21m and varies in height between 1.5m and 3m. The evidence of charcoal deposits suggests prehistoric activity.
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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