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A new survey of Kent's Cavern, Devon (UBSS Proceedings v.18(3))

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Proctor,C.J., and Smart,P.L., 1989. A new survey of Kent's Cavern, Devon. UBSS Proceedings, 18(3) , pp 422-429 Download PDF.

Abstract: Kent's Cavern is one of the largest caves known in the Devonian limestones of south-west England and the most visited show cave in the area. It is situated in Torquay on the south Devon coast and has been known since time immemorial: visitors can be traced back to at least 1571. The cave contains a complex sequence of archaeological deposits dating from the Lower Palaeolithic to the present and has been excavated many times, notably by William Pengelly between 1865 and 1880. A new survey is presented here, together with a description of the cave.

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