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GARN OCHR CAIRN; DYFFRYN STONES

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NPRN 304440

Map Reference SN02NE

Grid Reference SN0592028451

Unitary (Local) Authority Pembrokeshire

Old County Pembrokeshire

Community Puncheston

Type of Site CAIRN

Broad Class RELIGIOUS RITUAL AND FUNERARY

Period Bronze Age

Site Description Garn Ochr Cairn is a greatly disturbed and much denuded round cairn some 21.3m in diameter and surviving to only 0.5m high. It was contained within a ring of thirteen ORTHOSTATIC - earthfast - stones, although only ten remained in 1966, two of which were prostrate. The stones are up to 2.0m long.

This is probably a prehistoric funerary or ritual monument. It has been supposed that there was originally a burial chamber within the ring although there appears to be no evidence for this. Three stones, now gone, some 12m to the north-east, were seen as evidence for a burial chamber.

Sources: RCAHMW&M Pembrokeshire Inventory (1925), 118 No. 313
Daniel 'The Prehistoric Chambered Tombs of England and Wales (1950), 204 No. 38
Driver 'Pembrokeshire: Historic Landscapes from the Air' (2007), fig 65

John Wiles 04.02.08

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