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Royston Cave

A Grade I Listed Building in Royston, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0481 / 52°2'53"N

Longitude: -0.0238 / 0°1'25"W

OS Eastings: 535616

OS Northings: 240701

OS Grid: TL356407

Mapcode National: GBR K7Q.DV6

Mapcode Global: VHGNB.JSS8

Plus Code: 9C4X2XXG+6F

Entry Name: Royston Cave

Listing Date: 14 June 1976

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102013

English Heritage Legacy ID: 161823

ID on this website: 101102013

Location: Royston, North Hertfordshire, SG8

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Royston

Built-Up Area: Royston

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Royston

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 3540

(South Side)
Royston Cave


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 horse-back, etc. Formerly
painted but paint now faded. Later entrance passage, 1790. RCHM, p 175; VCH,
III, p 254.

Listing NGR: TL3561640701

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