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Latitude: 52.0137 / 52°0'49"N
Longitude: -4.8627 / 4°51'45"W
OS Eastings: 203647
OS Northings: 238897
OS Grid: SN036388
Mapcode National: GBR CQ.H8HY
Mapcode Global: VH1QH.NNN5
Entry Name: Cerig-y-Gof Burial Chamber
Source ID: 2663
Cadw Legacy ID: PE050
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Chambered tomb
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Newport (Trefdraeth)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of 5 chambered tombs, dating to the Neolithic period (c. 4,400 BC - 2,900 BC). Chambered tombs were built and used by local farming communities over long periods of time. There appear to be many regional traditions and variations in shape and construction. The tombs are arranged radially, the area between and around the chambers being raised suggesting that the whole group was originally covered by a single mound some 50 feet in diameter. The chambers are small and rectangular with 4 or 6 uprights and a single capstone.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface. Chambered tombs may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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