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EDGARS CAVE

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A Roman quarry at Edgar's Field, Handbridge which features a small cave or niche and a relief carving of Minerva, suggested to be the only representation of a Roman goddess still in its original position in western Europe. Small-scale excavation in front of the niche in the 1920s found some Roman and Post Medieval potsherds, and some fragments of Roman tile. The figure is badly weathered and, although protected by railings, was described during Ordnance Survey Field Investigation in 1964 and 1976 as neglected. It is both scheduled and listed.

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