Campaign to save cave from damage

The Royston Cave, a man-made cave that dates to the 13th century, is under threat from truck traffic on the road above the cave.

The cave is a man-made cavern in the shape of a beehive, with a small aperture at the top for ventilation. Inside are wall carvings representing the Crucifixion, the Holy Family and several saints, including St. Katherine, St Laurence and St Christopher.

Local historians have said the wall carvings suggest the cave may have been used by the Knights Templar.