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|Description ||Possible ruined burial chamber on ? Anyone any ideas or a name? The grid ref
is SH 257 802 approx.|
|Have a look at the other pic in Marion's e-gallery for this site. The image shows a vague mound around the place. Any ideas?|
|This site was fairly easy to see just from a car-its on the top of a hill and not far over a farm gate though there was no signs with info (or mention on the OS map). |
|About 500m to the South of Trefignath, [SH259800], lie the remains of the Trearddur Burial Chamber (or know just as 'Trearddur' - ANG16 on the county stystem); the only other surviving tomb on Holyhead Island. The site survives as a single large upright and a single prostrate othostat on a knoll within a field close to the road. These remains, along with the location and setting, have been compared to the small Western chamber of Trefignath (Smith and Lynch 1987). The general landscape setting is very much similar to Trefignath, with the site surrounded by pastoral land, containing rocky outcrops. The indivisibility of the two sites is clear seen, although some tree cover now obscures the view (Cummings and Whittle 2004); though Smith and Lynch (1987) reject the idea that this denotes a cemetery on the Irish model, however find better parallels provided by Scottish sites such as Balvraid, Mid Gleniron II, and Achnacreebeag (Corcoran 1972). Though to date no known achaeological excavation has taken place to either confirm or disprove this theory.|
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