GAERLLWYD BURIAL CHAMBER
Map Reference ST49NW
Grid Reference ST44769674
Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire
Old County Monmouthshire
Type of Site CHAMBERED TOMB
Broad Class Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Site Description Cadw SAM No.=MM013
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
20 January 1999