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Tre-Ffynnon Burial Chamber

A Scheduled Monument in Brawdy (Breudeth), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.9151 / 51°54'54"N

Longitude: -5.1223 / 5°7'20"W

OS Eastings: 185360

OS Northings: 228665

OS Grid: SM853286

Mapcode National: GBR CC.PJ42

Mapcode Global: VH1QY.54D8

Entry Name: Tre-Ffynnon Burial Chamber

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2658

Cadw Legacy ID: PE027

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Chambered tomb

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Brawdy (Breudeth)

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 burial chamber is open on its northern side and has 2m square base it is formed by three large orthostats each of which is c. 0.7m in height. The displaced capstone rests on the eastern upright and on the ground at its northern end.

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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