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Wallace's Cave, Crawhill

Cave (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Wallace's Cave, Crawhill

Classification Cave (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Crawhill

Canmore ID 48007

Site Number NS97SW 1

NGR NS 9459 7305

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Lothian
  • Parish Torphichen
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District West Lothian
  • Former County West Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NS97SW 1 9459 7305.

(NS 9460 7298) Wallace's Cave (NR)

OS 6" map (1856)

Wallace's Cave (NAT)

OS 6" map (1970)

This cave is said to have been a hiding place of Sir William Wallace after the Battle of Falkirk. It is composed of a large pillar of rock, joining at the top with another piece of rock so as to form a roof. It is about 12' high, with a road running E-W through it. Situated by the side of the River Avon, it is almost covered by trees.

T S Muir 1912; Name Book 1856

NS 9459 7305. This feature is simply an arch 3.0m broad, formed by natural rock. Its only interest derives from its alleged association with Sir William Wallace.

Visited by OS (JLD) 8 December 1952


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