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Latitude: 53.1882 / 53°11'17"N
Longitude: -4.3028 / 4°18'10"W
OS Eastings: 246233
OS Northings: 368159
OS Grid: SH462681
Mapcode National: GBR 5G.358J
Mapcode Global: WH436.W465
Entry Name: Bodowyr Burial Chamber
Source ID: 2505
Cadw Legacy ID: AN007
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Chambered tomb
County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)
This small polygonal chamber has never been excavated, but its form is characteristic of a passage grave. It is clearly defined by five upright stones, one of which has now fallen. In fact, only three of these now support the massive mushroom-shaped capstone, some 2.4m long and 1.8m wide. The low upright on the east side of the chamber may mark the position of the original entrance passage. The stones would have been originally covered by a circular cairn.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The burial chamber is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential and there is a strong probability of the presence of burial, ritual or structural evidence.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures approximately 32m in diameter.