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Desk Based Assessment

Event ID 714747

Category Recording

Type Desk Based Assessment


NT39NW 7 3433 9700.

(NT 3433 9700) Dovecot Cave (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1938)

A lofty cave, the walls of which are lined with pigeon holes, now disused. Many Celtic symbols are cut on the naturally smooth surfaces a few feet above ground level.

C MacLagan 1876

Doo Cave.- The double-disc and Z-shaped rod symbol and the beast's head symbol.

The flower symbol.

The rectangular symbol.

The double-disc symbol without the Z-shaped rod (repeated four times).

Two small crosses.

The elephant symbol.

The arch symbol (repeated twice).

The S-shaped symbol.

The bird symbol (repeated twice).

The mirror-case symbol (?) (repeated twice).

The serpent symbol.

J R Allen and J Anderson 1903

Information from OS.

C MacLagan 1876; J R Anderson 1903.

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