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|Description ||Located on a N-W facing slope, the tomb is one of three coastal burial sites in south-west Wales which appear to have been purposely concealed from the sea. A ‘double cromlech’ with 2 capstones is supported by two uprights. There are traces of a mound between both chambers and on the western side of the western chamber. However, both structures are today badly damaged. During the latter years of the 19th century, a tenant farmer from nearby St Elvis Farm was asked to stop ‘blasting’ bits of the tomb structure away. Text adapted from the forthcoming book: The Architecture of Death:|
Neolithic Chambered Monuments of Wales by George Nash. Photographed during an Archaeology Safari of Pembrokeshire 1st December 2002.
|Thanks AS, very interesting. I'd noticed this place on the map (for obvious reasons!) when visiting Wales and wondered what it was like. Ran out of time on that day. Tempting to add something corny!|
|No - we could not find any sign of him!|
|PS. This is (PEM 20); from the books by George Nash. (PEM ??) = A prefix coding system also used by Daniel 1950, Powell et al. 1969, Lynch 1970, and Barker 1992. This classification system, based on a three or four letter county prefix coding was used in order to prevent possible site duplication.|
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