Allithwaite Cave (Whittons Cave), Allithwaite, Cumbria

NGR: SD 3915 7590

NMR: SD37NE 77

SMR: -

NCI: 2052

Excavation: Lancaster Cave and Mine Research Society, 1971; C.R. Salisbury, 1991-92

Curation: C. Salisbury; D. Sheppard.

Burials: MNI: 3+ (2+ adults, 1 juvenile).

Finds: Prehistoric pottery, flint blade, animal bones.

Date: Unknown (4)

14C: -


Allshorn, S. & Swire, P. (2017) Northern Caves. The Three Counties System and the North West. High Mead, Leeds.

Salisbury, C.R. (1997) The prehistoric occupation of Blenkett Wood near Allithwaite. Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society 97: 1-10.

Smith, I.R. (2012) Kirkhead Cavern, Kent's Bank Cavern and Whitton's Cave near Allithwaite – geology, sediments and archaeology. In O’Regan, H.J. et al. (eds) Cave Archaeology and Karst Geomorphology of North West England. Quaternary Research Association, London, pp. 98-102.

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