Merlewood Cave (Windermere Wood Cave), Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

NGR: SD 4115 7892


SMR: C 2449

NCI: 2102

Excavation: H.S. Cowper, 1892.

Curation: ?

Burials: MNI: 1 (adult).

Finds: : Romano-British pottery and metal artefacts, Saxon artefacts, cutmarked animal bones.

Date: Unknown (4)

14C: -


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Branigan, K. & Dearne, M.J. (1991) A Gazetteer of Romano-British Cave Sites and their Finds. Department of Archaeology and Prehistory, University of Sheffield.

Cowper, H.S. (1892) A bone cave near Grange-over-Sands. Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society 10: 206-208.

Cowper, H.S. (1892) Notes on a bone cave near Grange-over-Sands. Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society 12: 277-279.

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Metcalf, D.M. (1960) Some finds of medieval coins from Scotland and the north of England. British Numismatic Journal 30: 88-123.

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