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Archerfield Cave 
North Berwick, Archerfield, Hanging Rocks, Weaklaw Rocks, East Lothian.
|NGR:||NT 49880 85700|
|Vert. Range:||2 m|
|Geology:||Volcanic Conglomerate |
A small cave or large rock shelter with signs of human habitation.
Cave No. 2 is located on the west side of the rocky bluff and is now substantially smaller, although its entrance is much wider, being about 9 m wide. It is about 7 m deep and just over 2 m in height. At the rear where the ceiling meets the floor there are several tiny vois sugggesting further development but nothing else to indicate a connection through to Cave No. 1. Cleaner sandstone above the cave's entrance shows large fractures and collapse appears imminent.
Alternate Names: Hanging Rock Cave (2)
Notes: Visited by Jim Salvona nd Alan Jeffreys separately in 2009.
See also Archerfield Cave (1).
Hydrographic Feeds: None
Hydrographic Resurgences: None
Links and Resources:
- Canmore ID 55027.
- GSG Bulletin 4th Series, Vol.4 No.1 (2009) p.22, Jeffreys, Alan, Archerfield Caves, East Lothian.
- Oldham, Tony, 2007, Caves of Scotland: A Bibliography, p. 19.
- Armit and Mckenzie, I and J. (2013) An Inherited Place: Broxmouth Hillfort and the South-East Scottish Iron Age. Edinburgh. Page(s): 379 RCAHMS Shelf Number: E.9.1.ARM.
- Cree, J E. (1909) 'Notice of the excavation of two caves, with remains of Early Iron Age occupation, on the Estate of Archerfield, Dirleton', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol. 43, 1908-9. Page(s): 243-68.
- Cullingford, C.H.D. [Ed.], 1962, British Caving, Chp. 8, p. 301.
- Curle, J. (1932) 'An inventory of objects of Roman and provincial Roman origin found on sites in Scotland not definitely associated with Roman constructions', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol. 66, 1931-2. Page(s): 353 RCAHMS Shelf Number: E.10.1.CUR.
- Fanning, T. (1983) 'Some aspects of the bronze ringed pin in Scotland', in O'Connor, A and Clarke, D V, From the Stone Age to the 'Forty-Five': Studies presented to R B K Stevenson, Former Keeper, National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland. Edinburgh. Page(s): 340, no.42 RCAHMS Shelf Number: C.1.40.CO.
- GUARD, 1996, Coastal Assessment Survey for Historic Scotland, 'The Firth of Forth from Dunbar to the Coast of Fife' .
- Kempe, D., 1988, Living Underground, p. 142.
- Kilbride-Jones, H E. (1938a) 'Glass armlets in Britain', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol. 72, 1937-8. Page(s): 377, 378.
- RCAHMS. (1924) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Eighth report with inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of East Lothian. Edinburgh. Page(s): 23-4, No.29 RCAHMS Shelf Number: A.1.1.INV(8).
- Reader, Rachel, 2012, Thesis, Bradford University. Over the ditch and far away. Investigating Broxmouth and the landscape of South-East Scotland during the later prehistoric period.
- Robertson, A S. (1970a) 'Roman finds from non-Roman sites in Scotland', Britannia, vol. 1, 1970. Page(s): table 5.
- Stevenson, R B K. (1956a) 'Native bangles and Roman glass', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol. 88, 1954-6. Page(s): 218.
- Wilford, Sam Milton, 2016, Riddles in the Dark? The human use of caves during the 1st millennia BC and AD across the British Isles. vol1. Good description of cave use and distribution (based on available evidence in 2016) but little information on individual caves. Refers to Cree, 1909 and Oldham, 2007.
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