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Royston Cave is an artificial cave located in Katherine's Yard, Melbourn Street, Royston, England. It is located beneath the crossroads formed by Ermine Street and the Icknield Way. It is protected as both a scheduled ancient monument and Grade I listed building. It has been speculated that it was used by the Knights Templar, who founded nearby Baldock, but this is unlikely, despite its enormous popular appeal. There are numerous theories about the Cave covering Freemasons and Templars as well as possibilities that the Cave was a prison or an anchorite cell. However, none of these theories have enough hard evidence to warrant their being adopted by the Cave Trust. It is open to the public in the summer months on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday afternoons between Easter and October.

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  • La grotte de Royston est une cavité artificielle située à Royston, dans l'Hertfordshire, en Angleterre. Selon les spéculations, elle aurait été utilisée par les templiers, sans qu'aucune preuve ne puisse confirmer cette hypothèse locale. Une autre théorie fait remonter la première utilisation de la grotte au Néolithique, époque à laquelle elle aurait servi de mine de silex. (fr)
  • Is uaimh saorga suite i Hertfordshire í Uaimh Royston. (ga)
  • Royston Cave is an artificial cave located in Katherine's Yard, Melbourn Street, Royston, England. It is located beneath the crossroads formed by Ermine Street and the Icknield Way. It is protected as both a scheduled ancient monument and Grade I listed building. It has been speculated that it was used by the Knights Templar, who founded nearby Baldock, but this is unlikely, despite its enormous popular appeal. There are numerous theories about the Cave covering Freemasons and Templars as well as possibilities that the Cave was a prison or an anchorite cell. However, none of these theories have enough hard evidence to warrant their being adopted by the Cave Trust. It is open to the public in the summer months on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday afternoons between Easter and October. Royston Cave is a circular, bell-shaped chamber cut into the chalk bedrock. It is 8 metres (26 feet) high and 5 metres (17 feet) in diameter with a circumferential octagonal podium. The origin of this chamber is unknown. This cave is unique in Britain for its numerous medieval carvings on the walls; comparable examples exist only in the former Czechoslovakia and Israel. Some of the figures are thought to be those of St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Lawrence and St. Christopher. (en)
  • Jaskinia Roystone – jaskinia w Royston w hrabstwie Hertfordshire w Anglii. Została odkryta przypadkowo w 1742, wejście ukryte było pod dużym kamieniem a sama jaskinia w połowie zasypana ziemią. Po usunięciu ziemi zostały odkryte płaskorzeźby pokrywające ściany. Nie zostało jednoznacznie określone ich pochodzenie jednakże najbardziej popularna teoria wskazuje na zakon Templariuszy – miała się tu znajdować tajna kaplica zakonu używana po jego delegalizacji w XII wieku. Długość jaskini wynosi ok. 5 m, a wysokość od 3 do 7 m. (pl)
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  • La grotte de Royston est une cavité artificielle située à Royston, dans l'Hertfordshire, en Angleterre. Selon les spéculations, elle aurait été utilisée par les templiers, sans qu'aucune preuve ne puisse confirmer cette hypothèse locale. Une autre théorie fait remonter la première utilisation de la grotte au Néolithique, époque à laquelle elle aurait servi de mine de silex. (fr)
  • Is uaimh saorga suite i Hertfordshire í Uaimh Royston. (ga)
  • Jaskinia Roystone – jaskinia w Royston w hrabstwie Hertfordshire w Anglii. Została odkryta przypadkowo w 1742, wejście ukryte było pod dużym kamieniem a sama jaskinia w połowie zasypana ziemią. Po usunięciu ziemi zostały odkryte płaskorzeźby pokrywające ściany. Nie zostało jednoznacznie określone ich pochodzenie jednakże najbardziej popularna teoria wskazuje na zakon Templariuszy – miała się tu znajdować tajna kaplica zakonu używana po jego delegalizacji w XII wieku. Długość jaskini wynosi ok. 5 m, a wysokość od 3 do 7 m. (pl)
  • Royston Cave is an artificial cave located in Katherine's Yard, Melbourn Street, Royston, England. It is located beneath the crossroads formed by Ermine Street and the Icknield Way. It is protected as both a scheduled ancient monument and Grade I listed building. It has been speculated that it was used by the Knights Templar, who founded nearby Baldock, but this is unlikely, despite its enormous popular appeal. There are numerous theories about the Cave covering Freemasons and Templars as well as possibilities that the Cave was a prison or an anchorite cell. However, none of these theories have enough hard evidence to warrant their being adopted by the Cave Trust. It is open to the public in the summer months on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday afternoons between Easter and October. (en)
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  • Royston Cave (en)
  • Uaimh Royston (ga)
  • Grotte de Royston (fr)
  • Jaskinia Roystone (pl)
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