Thatchfield Great Cave

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]

Thatchfield Great Cave
LocationSaint Ann Parish, Jamaica
Depth177 metres (581 ft)[1]
Length1,402 metres (4,600 ft)[1]
List of
The Lighthole
Entrance 1
Entrance 2

Natural history

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


  1. Fincham, Alan G (1997). Jamaica Underground (2nd ed.). ISBN 976-640-036-9.
  2. 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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