Shielhill Caves Greenock

Published: 08 Mar 2018

Shielhill cave located within Shielhill glen in Greenock is a natural cave under an overhanging rock that was modified in the 1930's by adding a facade to the front of the cave. The cave was mainly used to provide something to do for the unemployed during a period of financial depression.

As well as maintaining the cave, the people who used it would also tend to the grounds. It is believed that the cave was also used during WWII as a bomb shelter. There are very few images of the cave and none from the war period.

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