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|Description ||ST 100722
This chamber has not been excavated. It is unusually high and may never have been completely covered and so may probably a portal dolmen rather than a chambered long barrow.|
|Andrew Ball |
|I am interested as to whether St Lythams burial tomb is in fact a Seven-Cotswold type or indeed a portal Dolman.If it is a Portal Dolman then surely in the Welsh and Irish tradition the stones should represent an accentuated H shape as seen in other forms.However if it is a Seven-Cotswold tomb then this would be fitting with other well known South East Walian and South West England forms but not like the West Walian Portal Dolman form that is most apparent.Clearly this matter needs clearing up and an accurate typology of St Lythams be accounted for.Anyone with a clearer insight as to its definition please email me at email@example.com |
|Maesyfelin (St. Lythans) is regarded as being a Cotswold-Severn type long barrow with a single chamber at its eastern end. The 25m by 10m mound has been heavily robbed. Well, that's the current view accepted within the archaeological world.|
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