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White House Burial Chamber

A Scheduled Monument in Llanrhian, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9115 / 51°54'41"N

Longitude: -5.1625 / 5°9'44"W

OS Eastings: 182582

OS Northings: 228390

OS Grid: SM825283

Mapcode National: GBR CB.PL5C

Mapcode Global: VH1QX.G6NZ

Entry Name: White House Burial Chamber

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3549

Cadw Legacy ID: PE159

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Chambered tomb

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Llanrhian

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

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 White House Burial chamber is situated in the middle of a field and consists of a large collapsed capstone and at least two uprights, the stones lie on a low mound c.0.1m higher than the surrounding ground level.

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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