Area: 1.7 hectares.

Description and Reasons for Notification: 

Kent’s Cavern is a famous and important Quaternary site. It is significant for studies in palaeontology and stratigraphy and for elucidating environmental and faunal changes during the Quaternary Period. The cave deposits have yielded numerous vertebrate remains (including hyena, cave bear, cave lion, sabre-toothed tiger, mammoth, woolly rhinoceros and bison) of Late Pleistocene age. Human remains and stone artefacts are also associated with these deposits. Kent’s Cavern is also notable for the presence of sediments assigned to the Hoxnian Interglacial Period.