Thatchfield Great Cave

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Thatchfield Great Cave
Location Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
Depth 177 metres (581 ft)[1]
Length 1,402 metres (4,600 ft)[1]
Entrances 3[2]
List of
The Lighthole
Entrance 1
Entrance 2

Thatchfield Great Cave is a large cave in Saint Ann Parish near the north coast of Jamaica. Because it is considered to be under threat its exact location is not widely publicised.[3]

Natural history[edit]

Thatchfield Great Cave is considered to be one of the largest bat roosts on the island of Jamaica.[2] The cave also contains considerable numbers of invertebrates, in particular beetles and spiders.[2] Most of the life in this cave is supported by large amounts of bat guano.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Fincham, Alan G (1997). Jamaica Underground (2nd ed.). ISBN 976-640-036-9. 
  2. ^ a b c d STEWART, R S (2004-01-25). "Thatchfield Great Cave - Field Notes". Jamaican Caves Organisation. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  3. ^ "The Jamaican GPS Cave Register". Jamaican Caves Organization. 

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