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CARN LLIDI, BURIAL CHAMBERS

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NPRN 305392

Map Reference SM72NW

Grid Reference SM73522789

Unitary (Local) Authority Pembrokeshire

Old County Pembrokeshire

Community St Davids and the Cathedral Close

Type of Site CHAMBERED TOMB

Broad Class RELIGIOUS RITUAL AND FUNERARY

Period Neolithic

Site Description Two presumed burial chambers, lie c.2.0m apart on the higher south-west slopes of Carn Llidi. Each consists of a capstone placed over a rock-cut pit, c.0.5m deep, supported partly on the edge of the pit, and partly on orthostats, up to 1.0m high, placed in the pit. The capstone of the west chamber, still in place, is 2.7m by 2.0m and 0.7m thick, that of the east chamber, 1.8m by 1.4m and 0.3m thick, has subsided. there is no mention of a mound.

(source Os495card; SM72NW3)
RCAHMW AP965018/58
J.Wiles 27.05.02

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