|Location||Burrington Combe, Somerset, UK|
|OS grid||ST 4682 5844|
|Depth||66 metres (217 ft)|
|Length||579 metres (1,900 ft)|
|Altitude||151 metres (495 ft)|
|Discovery||13 1919 UBSS|
Read's Cavern is a cave at Burrington Combe, Somerset, England, in which traces of Iron Age occupation have been found. It lies under Dolbury Hill. Its large main chamber has a boulder ruckle floor and is parallel to a cliff face. The cave was excavated by the University of Bristol Spelæological Society (UBSS) in the 1920s, when relics of Iron Age occupation were found.
After its discovery, the cave was first known as Keltic or Celtic Cavern until the Ordnance Survey decided that it should be known as Read's Cavern, after Mr. R. F. Read, the discoverer. It has also been called "Gough's Cave".
- Barrington, Nicholas; Stanton, William (1977). Mendip: The complete caves. Cheddar: Cheddar Valley Press. ISBN 978-0-9501459-1-4.
- L.S. Palmer (1920). "The Keltic Cavern (Read's Cavern)". UBSS Proceedings (UBSS) 1(1): 9–20.
- Palmer, Lionel Stanley (1959). Man's journey through time: a first step in physical and cultural anthropochronology, p. 77 (Figure 31: Iron slave shackles from Read's Cavern, Somerset)
- L.S. Palmer (1921). "Second report on the Keltic Cavern (Read's Cavern)" 1(2). UBSS. pp. 87–91.
- Neff, Hector (1992). Chemical characterization of ceramic pastes in archaeology, p. 282: "Gough's Cave or Read's Cavern"