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Latitude: 51.9178 / 51°55'4"N
Longitude: -5.0674 / 5°4'2"W
OS Eastings: 189148
OS Northings: 228811
OS Grid: SM891288
Mapcode National: GBR CF.PCQT
Mapcode Global: VH1QZ.32X4
Entry Name: Tre-Howell Burial Chamber
Source ID: 2668
Cadw Legacy ID: PE063
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Chambered tomb
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Hayscastle (Cas-lai)
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 very ruined remains of the burial chamber consist of two stones, surrounded by smaller ones, which lie in a hedge separating two fields. The larger of the two main stones is 1.8m in height and 4.7m long. The smaller one is 1.5m high. The stones are rough conglomerate.
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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