Helsfell Cave, Strickland Ketel, Cumbria


NGR: SD 5019 9363

NMR: SD59SW 108

SMR: -

Excavation: J. Beecham, 1880-85.

Curation: Liverpool Museum; Kendal Museum; Ruskin Museum, Coniston; Manchester Museum.

Burials: MNI: ?1

Finds: : Bone point, animal bones.

Date: Unknown (5)

14C: -

Bibliography:

Brook, D. et al. (1994) Northern Caves, Volume 3. The Three Counties System and the North-West. Dalesman, Skipton.

Fisher, C.T & Yalden, D.W. 2004. The steppe pika Ochotona pusilla in Britain, and a new northerly record. Mammal Review 34: 320-324.

Holland, E.G. (1967) Underground in Furness. Dalesman, Clapham.

MacPherson, H.A. (1892) A Vertebrate Fauna of Lakeland, including Cumberland and Westmorland with Lancashire north of the Sands. Douglas, Edinburgh.

O'Regan, H.J., Clare, T. & Wilkinson, D.M. (2008) The nineteenth century excavation of Helsfell Fissure near Kendal, Cumbria, and a reassessment of the surviving bone assemblage. The Naturalist 133: 121–133:

Wilkinson, D.M., O'Regan, H.J. & Clare, T. (2006) A tale of two caves: the history of archaeological exploration at Haverbrack and Helsfell in southern Cumbria. Studies in Speleology 14: 55-57.

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