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Animal Carvings in Torrs Cave
« on: January 25, 2017, 05:48:51 pm »
Latest MOD Sanctuary magazine has an article on Ogof Gofan, whilst the previous edition (2015) has this site in Dumfries & Galloway on page 41:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/469631/15-07-275_Sanctuary_Magazine__FINAL_lowres_.pdf

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Re: Animal Carvings in Torrs Cave
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 10:48:32 am »
Pickin, John et al 2015 Animal Carvings from Torrs Cave.  Sanctuary / MOD Magazine (44) 2015 p 41

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Re: Animal Carvings in Torrs Cave
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2017, 06:52:46 pm »
Not that you can actually find them in situ, as they were removed...

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Re: Animal Carvings in Torrs Cave
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 10:15:07 am »
Bit more info:

Statistical Account 1791-99 11 25   “With in the same farm [Torrs] there is a remarkable cave, in the precipice of the sea shore.  From the entrance to the furthest end measures 60 feet, but the height is unequal.  It is narrow at the mouth, then gradually widens, rising in height to 12 feet or more; again it contracts, and at the end of 60 feet terminates.  The door had been originally built with stones, and had a lintel, which is now fallen down, and buried under the rubbish.  The cave itself is a work of nature.  From its sequestered and difficult access, amidst rocks and precipices, it appears to be a hiding place in ancient times.  It was not improbably some Druidical cave”.