ST5394 : Limestone cliff with square cave

taken 10 years ago, near to Tutshill, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Limestone cliff with square cave
Limestone cliff with square cave
Across the Wye from Chepstow, and therefore in Gloucestershire, the mark on the cliff shows the tidal nature of the River Wye at this point. The small square opening, known as 'The Gloucester Hole' leads into a large chamber and there are many stories concerning its origin and subsequent use including an explosives store during the building of the railway by Brunel, or a tea store.
A plaque/tile nearby offers an explanation. It was once fitted with a crane and probably used to unload larger ships that were able to moor in the deeper water on that side of the river.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 February, 2008
Category
Cliffs   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 538 943 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.7733N 2:40.1029W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 537 942
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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