Cave Arthur

Cave Arthur

“Rocks on rocks confusedly hurl’d,
The fragments of an earlier world.”

Cave Arthur lies between Oldcastle and Whinnyfold. Larger than the 'Dripping Cave' of Slains and inaccessible at high water, it is quite dry, with just one descent from the north stretching 130 feet down the cliff. The 3 feet wide entrance leads into a large smokey roofed chamber 60 feet long, 30 feet in width and about the same distance high. It has a rocky altar or dolman, which appears to be artificially raised. That this cave had been inhabited, from the days of the 'aboriginal tribes to the homers and tin-plate workers', there can be little doubt. Digging up part of the floor has unearthed ashes, fragments of animal bones, pieces of pottery and sea shells, which have accumulated over the course of many generations.

'From the Brig O' Balgownie to the Bullers O' Buchan' - Dalgarno (1890)
Ref:
Date:
2015-05-24 00:00:00.0
Location:
South of Whinnyfold
Photographer:
Yvonne Ferguson
Cave Arthur

Cave Arthur

“Rocks on rocks confusedly hurl’d,
The fragments of an earlier world.”

Cave Arthur lies between Oldcastle and Whinnyfold. Larger than the 'Dripping Cave' of Slains and inaccessible at high water, it is quite dry, with just one descent from the north stretching 130 feet down the cliff. The 3 feet wide entrance leads into a large smokey roofed chamber 60 feet long, 30 feet in width and about the same distance high. It has a rocky altar or dolman, which appears to be artificially raised. That this cave had been inhabited, from the days of the 'aboriginal tribes to the homers and tin-plate workers', there can be little doubt. Digging up part of the floor has unearthed ashes, fragments of animal bones, pieces of pottery and sea shells, which have accumulated over the course of many generations.

'From the Brig O' Balgownie to the Bullers O' Buchan' - Dalgarno (1890)
Ref:
Date:
2015-05-24 00:00:00.0
Location:
South of Whinnyfold
Photographer:
Yvonne Ferguson