Minchin Hole (Mitchin Hole), Penard, Swansea

NGR: SS 5553 8688

NPRN: 305580

SMR: -

CCR: 1125

Excavation: : E.R. Wood, 1850s; T.N. George, 1931; M.C. Morgan, 1939-40; J.G. Rutter & E. Mason, 1946-59; A.J. Sutcliffe, 1973-84.

Curation: : Swansea and National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.

Burials: MNI: 1+.

Finds: Romano-British and Dark Age artefacts, Pleistocene fauna, animal bones.

Date: Unknown (5)

14C: -


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Bowen, D.Q. (1973) The excavation at Minchin Hole. Journal of the Gower Society 24: 12-18.

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Branigan, K., Dearne, M. & Rutter, J. (1992) Romano-British occupation of Minchin Hole Cave, Gower. Archaeologia Cambrensis 142: 40-70.

Campbell, S. & Bowen, D.Q. (1989) Geological Conservation Review. Quaternary of Wales. Nature Conservancy Council, Peterborough.

Falconer, H. (1860) On the ossiferous caves of the Peninsula of Gower, in Glamorganshire, South Wales. With an appendix, on a raised beach in Mewslade bay, and the occurrence of the boulder-clay on Cefn-y-bryn. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 16: 487-491.

George, T.N. (1932) The Quaternary beaches of Gower. Proceedings of the Geologists Association 43: 291-324.

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Nash-Williams, V.E. (1946) Early Iron Age and Roman pottery and other objects from Minchin Hole, Gower. Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 62-63.

Oldham, A.D. (1978) The Caves of Gower. Privately printed.

Rutter, J.G. (1948 to 1957) Journal of the Gower Society 1: 22-23; 2: 11-13; 3: 46; 5: 34; 6: 42; 8: 52; 9: 26-27; 10: 57.

Savory, H.N. (1956) Some sub-Romano-British brooches from South Wales. In Harden, D.B. (ed.) Dark Age Britain: Studies Presented to E.T. Leeds. Methuen, London, pp. 40-58.

Sutcliffe, A.J. (1981) Progress report on excavations in Minchin Hole, Gower. Quaternary Newsletter 33: 1-17.

Sutcliffe, A.J. & Bowen, D.Q. (1973) Preliminary report on excavations in Minchin Hole, April-May 1973. Newsletter of the William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust 21: 12-25.

Sutcliffe, A.J. & Currant, A.P. (1984) Minchin Hole Cave. In Bowen, D.Q. & Henry, A. (eds) Wales: Gower, Preseli, Fforest Fawr. Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, Cambridge, pp. 33-37

Williams, A. (1941) Local archaeology 1939-1941. Proceedings of the Swansea Scientific and Field Naturalists Society 2: 130-132.

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