THORNWELL CHAMBERED TOMB

Site Details



NPRN
300127
Map Reference
ST59SW
Grid Reference
ST53949167
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Chepstow
Type of Site
CHAMBERED TOMB
Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Period
Neolithic

Site Description

Located on a NW-facing slope in a recreational green area within a housing estate is a partly excavated oval mound.
The mound is turf-covered with the edge faces of stone slabs protruding and measures overall 13m (NE-SW) by 11m. On the downhill side it is 1m high but merges with rising ground on the SE. Stones are most evident on the NW side though old hedge bank material may be incorporated in the mound here. A large oak tree, possibly a former hedgerow tree, grows out of the NE end of the mound and marks its position.
Excavations revealed drystone revetment, one large and two small megalithic chambers (one with a porthole) together with articulated and disarticulated human bones, pottery, flints etc.

visited: D.K.Leighton 9 December 1999

RCAHMW AP945065/49

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