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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
Source ID: 3549
Cadw Legacy ID: PE159
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Chambered tomb
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
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 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.
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