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Kingston Burial Chamber

A Scheduled Monument in Pembroke (Penfro), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.6557 / 51°39'20"N

Longitude: -4.9066 / 4°54'23"W

OS Eastings: 199046

OS Northings: 199218

OS Grid: SR990992

Mapcode National: GBR G8.XPQK

Mapcode Global: VH1S6.WNY2

Entry Name: Kingston Burial Chamber

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 471

Cadw Legacy ID: PE157

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Chambered tomb

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Pembroke (Penfro)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of a chambered tomb, 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.

Kingston Burial Chamber is situated on the roadside of Grove Hill at the entrance to Kingston farm. It consists of a large capstone measures which measures, 2m in length, 1.4m wide and is 0.7m thick which appears to have moved out of its original position and is now only partly supported, on its western side, by a large stone measuring 2m in length and with a square section of 0.7m. A further large stone lies at a higher level nearby.

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.

Source: Cadw

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