THE GIANT'S CAVE, PIERCEFIELD

Site Details



NPRN
276012
Map Reference
ST59NW
Grid Reference
ST524962
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
St Arvans
Type of Site
CAVE
Broad Class
Monument
Period
Post Medieval;Modern

Site Description

The Giant's Cave is a curving tunnel, cut into the rock-face through which Piercefield walk passes via a large opening on the southern side and a smaller rectangular portal on the northern side. The cave comprises a main chamber, partially natural, with subsidiary chambers to the east. At the southern entrance is a bastion defined by low walling. Contemporary descriptions refer to the statue of a giant above one of the entrances but this no longer survives.
Source: Cadw scheduling description of 08. 2000 F.Foster/RCAHMW 03. 2006

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