ROYSTON CAVE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1102013

Date first listed: 14-Jun-1976

Statutory Address: ROYSTON CAVE, MELBOURN STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: ROYSTON CAVE, MELBOURN STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Royston

National Grid Reference: TL 35629 40711

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. 5255 MELB0URN SREET (South Side) Royston Cave TL 3540 1/2 14.6.64. I 2. An. Man-made cave underneath the road. Bottle shaped, 28 ft deep, lit by round grating in pavement. Numerous C13 or C14 carvings represent a crucifixion, Saint Christopher, Saint Catherine, a king and queen, figures on norse-back, etc. Formerly painted but paint now faded. Later entrance passage, 1790. RCHM, p 175; VCH, III, p 254.

Listing NGR: TL3567040729

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 161823

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hertford, (1908), 254
Other
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

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