GAERLLWYD BURIAL CHAMBER

Site Details



NPRN
93391
Map Reference
ST49NW
Grid Reference
ST44769674
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Shirenewton
Type of Site
CHAMBERED TOMB
Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Period
Neolithic

Site Description

Cadw SAM No.=MM013
NAR ST49NW28
A ruined burial chamber consisting of five orthostats with a capstone, partially collapsed, and several other large stones; very little trace of cairn.
This partially collapsed cromlech remains largely as described by Webley in the 1960s. [i.e. It consists of five erect orthostats, five recumbent megaliths and a displaced capstone. Two stones at the SE end seem to be the remains of a forecourt setting or a division of two parts of the chamber. The cairn has been largely removed by road widening and is hard to detect].
At the E end of the arrangement of stones there has been some slight re-arrangement of non-earthfast stones. Webley's north point is in error by 45 degrees; his NE approximates to grid N.
Traces of cairn material lie a few metres to the NW where probing of a grassy tump reveals a stony consistency. Linear banking close to the chamber is possibly connected with garden landscaping in the vicinity. A large stone some 30m to the E is possibly the one that Webley did not find (see his survey).

visited D.K.Leighton 22 September 1988
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20 January 1999



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RCAHMW AP945061/50-51

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