Dog Hole Cave

Dog Hole Cave
The cave entrance in January 2010

Dog Hole Cave is an archaeologically significant cave near Storth, Cumbria, England.[1] Other names for the cave include Haverbrack Bank Pot,[2], Haverbrack Dog Hole,[3] Fairy Cave,[2] The Dog Hole[2] and Doghole Cave.[4]

It has been excavated by J. W. ("Wilfred") Jackson in 1912, by local scouts in the 1950s, and by researchers from Liverpool John Moores University in 2003 and more recently. Jackson found domestic animal bones (dogs, pigs) some of which are in the Natural History Museum, and the scouts also found human bones.[1][4] The access to the cave has been closed by a grille since 1980 to protect the archaeology.[4]


  1. ^ a b Wilkinson, David M.; Hannah J. O'Regan, Tom Clare (2005). "A tale of two caves: the history of archaeological exploration at Haverbrack and Helsfell in southern Cumbria". Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Dog Hole". Geograph. Retrieved 16 October 2011. , quoting "Underground in Furness, Eric G. Holland 1967"
  3. ^ Newton, Jim (November 2005). "Haverbrack Dog Hole". Red Rose Caving and Pothole Club Newsletter 42 (2). Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c O'Regan, Hannah (2009). "Doghole Cave, Haverbrack". Liverpool John Moores University, Fossil Mammal Research Group. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 

Coordinates: 54°12.8946′N 2°47.6573′W / 54.21491°N 2.7942883°W / 54.21491; -2.7942883