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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<by form>

Period Post Medieval

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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