Royston Cave is a real enigma. It is situated in Royston, Hertfordshire, at the junction of Ermine Street and The Icknield Way, both ancient paths crossing southern England. It was discovered accidentally in 1742 by local workmen, but there are no written records of the cave prior to its discovery. It is located under the modern-day pavement outside a betting shop, which has a blue plaque on the wall announcing its presence. The entrance is down a long narrow passage from the opposite side of the road. The cave is about 8 metres below the road and is bell-shaped, of 8 metres in diameter. All the walls are covered with low relief medieval religious carvings. But who did the carvings is subject of much discussion. Candidates include the Knights Templar, the Freemasons, James I, a hermitage and the private chapel of a local dignitary, Lady Roisia (from whom Royston’s name is derived). It’s a fascinating place to explore and speculate about it’s origin.
Further information from https://www.roystoncave.co.uk/discover.
Here are some of my images taken in the cave.
There is so much more to see; it makes a very interesting visit.