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Royston Cave

 

Royston Cave isbelieved to date from the 14th Century. It is a man-made cave in the shape of a beehive, with a small aperture at the top for ventilation. The most remarkable feature is an extensive range of wall carvings representing the Crucifixion, the Holy Family and several saints, among them St Katherine, St Laurence and St Christopher. Other carvings are less easily identified and some have been interpreted as possible pagan symbols.

The carvings are medieval in appearance and some studies of the Cave have drawn comparisons from the wall carvings and other sources to indicate that it may have been used by the Knights Templar. Other studies point to the existence of Masonic symbols within the Cave that could link the Cave to James I who was himself a Freemason and who maintained a hunting lodge at Royston. Others believe the Cave is a spiritual centre where two significant ley-lines cross whilst other studies indicate that the Cave may simply have been a hermitage or a prison.


Royston Cave

 

Royston Cave isbelieved to date from the 14th Century. It is a man-made cave in the shape of a beehive, with a small aperture at the top for ventilation. The most remarkable feature is an extensive range of wall carvings representing the Crucifixion, the Holy Family and several saints, among them St Katherine, St Laurence and St Christopher. Other carvings are less easily identified and some have been interpreted as possible pagan symbols.

The carvings are medieval in appearance and some studies of the Cave have drawn comparisons from the wall carvings and other sources to indicate that it may have been used by the Knights Templar. Other studies point to the existence of Masonic symbols within the Cave that could link the Cave to James I who was himself a Freemason and who maintained a hunting lodge at Royston. Others believe the Cave is a spiritual centre where two significant ley-lines cross whilst other studies indicate that the Cave may simply have been a hermitage or a prison.


comments (7)

Wow - how very cool! I love the golden tones you've captured! Where is this?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Jun 2014, 06:06
Absolutely fascinating Paul, it must be full of all sorts of clues
I bet you can cut the energy there with a knife, Paul!
Tou did a great job getting this fine golden image.
I like the lighting, Paul.
Wow - I've never heard of it - where is it?
Wow - I've never heard of it - where is it?

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