Lady’s Cave

Lady’s Cave ANR O NT658989 1

Lady’s Cave 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn 28
Lady’s Cave 1976 OS 6 inch

‘A natural cave in the rock, on the N.E. side of Pilgrim Haven, said to have been occupied for some years by a Lady who was put ashore on the island by her husband and then deserted her. She was supported while living in the cave by the families of the fishermen who at the period resided on the Island’ (OS Name Book 1, 12). See also discussion under Maiden Hair and Pilgrims Well ANR, below. According to Eggeling, this feature no longer exists due to erosion, ‘and its name has become transferred ... to a dark sea cave beneath’ (1985, 29).

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3