St Cuthbert's Cave (Lowick)
The weathering of soft sandstone has formed this cave. In front of the mouth an area has been enclosed by an earthen mound. It was used as a shelter for lambing in the mid-19th century. A small medieval gemstone was found here in 1883, though it has now gone missing. There are traditions that St Cuthbert used this cave as a hermitage in 676.
|Historical period:||Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Event(s):||FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1968; B H Pritchard|
Source of Reference
Local History of Lowick
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