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CARREG SAMPSON BURIAL CHAMBER

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NPRN 94129

Map Reference SM83SW

Grid Reference SM84833350

Unitary (Local) Authority Pembrokeshire

Old County Pembrokeshire

Community Mathry

Type of Site CHAMBERED TOMB

Broad Class RELIGIOUS RITUAL AND FUNERARY

Period Neolithic

Site Description 1. Cadw SAM No.=PE036
2. A burial chamber consisting of a capstone, 4.7m by 2.7m and 1.0m thick, resting on 3 of 6 stones, 1.1m-2.2m high, defining a chamber. Excavation in 1968, revealed four additional stone-holes, one having supported a further chamber stone, the others indicating a possible passage leading off to the NW. Scant traces of a covering cairn were found to the S and it was shown that the monument had been raised over an amorphous pit, at least 5.25m by 8.0m and 0.8m deep, filled with clay and stones. Finds included a small quantity of burnt bone, probably human, pottery and flints, the last of which may have been residual or curated.
(source OS495 card; SM83SW9)

J.Wiles 14.05.2002

3. Royal Commission aerial reconnaissance on 16th July 2013 recorded cropmarks of a large circular enclosure or large ring-ditch (NPRN 419626). approx. 500m south of Carreg Sampson burial chamber.

T. Driver, RCAHMW, 2013

4. Royal Commission aerial reconnaissance on 25th July 2014 revealed a pit cluster some 260m south-west of the chamber tomb at Longhouse (NPRN 420299).

T. Driver, RCAHMW, 29th July 2014

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