Cow Cave (Cow Hole), Chudleigh, Devon

NGR: SX 8647 7867

NMR: SX 87 NE 61

SMR: MDV14724

DCCR: 185

Excavation: F. Beynon, 1927-35; J.W. Simons, 1962-3; C. Proctor, 2016 .

Curation: Torquay Museum.

Burials: MNI: 2 (adults)

Finds: Flint and chert artefacts; animal bones.

Date: Neolithic (1)

14C: 4905 bp (OxA-17307), 4967 bp (OxA-17308) on human bone


Beynon, F. (1934) The Cow Cave, Chudleigh. Transactions and Proceedings of the Torquay Natural History Society 6(2): 127-132.

Holman, J.A. (1988) Herpetofauna of the Late Devensian/Early Flandrian Cow Cave Site, Chudleigh, Devon. Herpetological Journal 1: 214-218.

Lundberg, J., Simons, J. & McFarlane, D. (2008) A Pleistocene chronology for the fauna and artefacts of Cow Cave, Devon, UK. Cave and Karst Science 34(3): 101-104.

Proctor, C. et al. (2017) Cow Cave, Chudleigh, Devon. Historic England and Devon County Council.

Sheridan, A. Schulting, R. Quinnell, H. & Taylor, R. (2008) Revisiting a small passage tomb at Broadsands, Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society 66: 1-26.

Simons, J.W. (2010) A re-appraisal of the stratigraphy, palaeontology and dating of Cow Cave, Chudleigh, Devon, England. International Journal of Speleology 39: 113-115.

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