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Pant-y-Saer Burial Chamber

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfair-Mathafarn-Eithaf, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

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Latitude: 53.3175 / 53°19'2"N

Longitude: -4.2386 / 4°14'18"W

OS Eastings: 250975

OS Northings: 382397

OS Grid: SH509823

Mapcode National: GBR HMXX.TDT

Mapcode Global: WH42G.VWT4

Entry Name: Pant-y-Saer Burial Chamber

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3244

Cadw Legacy ID: AN004

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Chambered tomb

Period: Prehistoric

County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Community: Llanfair-Mathafarn-Eithaf

Built-Up Area: Benllech

Traditional County: Anglesey


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 burial chamber is formed by three orthostats, forming three sides of a rectangle, supporting a capstone and is surrounded by the remains of a kidney-shaped cairn. It is situated on top of a limestone plateau. The capstone is tilted to the east with that end of the stone resting on the ground. The western side of the chamber is open, and has a rock cut pit interior that is c. 2.6m square. The capstone measures 3m in length, 2.5m in width and is 0.5m thick. The rock-cut pit does not confine itself to the chamber, but continues beyond the edge of the capstone to the north, east and west, measuring 3.5m east-west, and 3m north-south. Around the chamber lies a grass-covered bank, which is now poorly defined, but that is 4m wide and 0.4m high, which is the remains of cairn material. The site was excavated in 1874 and more fully in 1930, when finds of both Neolithic and Beaker date were recovered.

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 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.

Source: Cadw

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