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Latitude: 51.9638 / 51°57'49"N
Longitude: -4.6712 / 4°40'16"W
OS Eastings: 216576
OS Northings: 232852
OS Grid: SN165328
Mapcode National: GBR CZ.LFYY
Mapcode Global: VH2N7.ZWCX
Entry Name: Mountain Burial Chamber
Scheduled Date: 31 May 1927
Source ID: 992
Cadw Legacy ID: PE039
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Chambered tomb
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Mynachlog-Ddu (Mynachlog-ddu)
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.
A ruined burial chamber consisting of a large capstone lies mainly on the ground of a hedgebank, but is supported at its northern end by one side stone, with a further three side stones to the west of the capstone and hedgebank. The capstone extends through the hedgebank into a second field and measures 4m square. The mound that surrounds the burial chamber is at least partly natural with two stones which would seem to be outcrop, within its structure.
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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