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Latitude: 51.7943 / 51°47'39"N
Longitude: -4.6882 / 4°41'17"W
OS Eastings: 214714
OS Northings: 214048
OS Grid: SN147140
Mapcode National: GBR CY.Y3RW
Mapcode Global: VH2P6.P5D9
Entry Name: Llan Burial Chamber
Source ID: 2657
Cadw Legacy ID: PE026
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Chambered tomb
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Lampeter Velfrey (Llanbedr Felfre)
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.
The monument sits in an uncultivated area on the western margin of a field adjacent to a field boundary wall. Whilst it is difficult to make out on the ground it consists of three large earthfast rounded boulders which are possibly fallen uprights. Three smaller boulders on the southern margin of this area are conglomerates of a different appearance but probably nothing to do with the burial chamber. All these stones encircle a slightly raised mound which is 0.5m in height. 50m to the east are a further two large earthfast stones.
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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