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Latitude: 51.7373 / 51°44'14"N
Longitude: -4.0165 / 4°0'59"W
OS Eastings: 260858
OS Northings: 206210
OS Grid: SN608062
Mapcode National: GBR GW.MQND
Mapcode Global: VH4JP.BLHK
Entry Name: Two Burial Chambers on Graig Fawr
Scheduled Date: 22 May 1998
Source ID: 1527
Cadw Legacy ID: GM513
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Chambered tomb
County: Swansea (Abertawe)
Community: Pontardulais (Pontarddulais)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of two chambered tombs 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 tombs are set less than 3m apart and are likely to have been covered by a single mound. Tomb A has two chambers, both formed from large upright stones, with a possible capstone nearby. Tomb B also consists of two chambers, one formed from upright stones, and the other from boulder walling.
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.