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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Coetan Arthur Dolmen
Country: Wales
NOTE: This site is 47.0 km away from the location you searched for.

County: Pembrokeshire Type: Chambered Tomb
Nearest Town: St David's
Map Ref: SM72532806  Landranger Map Number: 157
Latitude: 51.904517N  Longitude: 5.308165W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
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markj99 visited on 27th Jul 2014 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 5 Access: 3 Coetan Arthur Dolmen is in a superb coastal setting on St David's Head. The dolmen is perfectly proportioned. The capstone lies at a pleasing 20 degrees angle from horizontal. This site is just picture perfect.

woodini254 visited on 6th Jun 2012 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 4 Access: 2 Directions Follow the Pembrokeshire Coastal footpath north from the car park at Whitesands Bay towards St Davids Head for about 1.75Km. The capstone can be clearly seen from the path. Description The monument is of the earth fast sub megalithic type and consists of a capstone measuring 3.6m by 2.5m and is supported by a single upright measuring 1.8m. Two further uprights have been identified lying beneath the capstone suggesting that this was a collapsed conventional form of chamber. The nearest comparison is the Kings Quoit at Manorbeir.

TheCaptain DrewParsons PAB paulcall sem Linanjohn MartinRS have visited here

Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 3.33 Ambience: 4.5 Access: 2.83

Coetan Arthur Dolmen
Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by Johnny : Coetan Arthur, St. David's Head, Dyfed (SM725 281): Impressively situated on the hillside close to St. David's Head, Coetan Arthur is the collapsed chamber of what is presumed to be a passage grave which also has a round barrow. The massive capstone measures approximately 5.9 meters by 2.6 meters and is supported on one side by an orthostat approximately 1.5 meters in height. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Impressively situated on the hillside close to St. David's Head, Coetan Arthur is the collapsed chamber of what is presumed to be a passage grave which also has a round barrow. The massive capstone measures approximately 5.9 metres by 2.6 metres and is supported on one side by an orthostat approximately 1.5 meters in height.

Additional information submitted by Drew Parsons in September 2010:
To reach the site walk north along the coastal trail from Porth Mawr (Whitesands Bay) car park and around 100 metres after the track turns west above the third bay (Porth Melgan) look for a narrow, steep, side trail which heads north up the slope of the hill - this will lead you directly to the site. You need to look carefully for Coetan Arthur as there are lots of rocks laying around the area. I approached the site from St David's Head and it was quite hard to find from that direction. The Coflein site is at: https://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/305375

Note: Another chambered tomb known as Coetan Arthur was once located at SN007361, but was destroyed in 1844.
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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by pattersa : View of Coetan Arthur looking towards Whitesands Bay (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by TheCaptain : Coetan Arthur Dolmen September 2015 (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by ChrisHealey : September 2017 (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by ericgrindle : Coeteg Arthur - Pembroke I have visted this site many times when taking a morning walk when staying at Whitesands bay. It can also be breathtaking when at sunset. Its a place just to sit and enjoy the views. I have visted this site many times when taking a morning walk when staying at Whitesands bay. Image copyright: Eric Grindle (Eric Grindle), hosted on Flickr and displayed under the terms of t... (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by pattersa : View of Coetan Arthur looking west

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by DrewParsons : A lovely site set on a ridge above St David's Head. September 2010.

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by postman : On the edge.

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by DrewParsons : The fine view towards the south. September 2010.

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by woodini254 : Coetan Arthur Dolmen, Whitesands Bay in the distance.

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by Horatio : Coetan Arthur with Carn Llidi in the distance (1 comment)

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by TheCaptain : Coetan Arthur Dolmen September 2015 (1 comment)

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by TheCaptain

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by Bladup : Coetan Arthur Dolmen.

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by sem : Coetan Arthur (Arthur's Quoit) lies on St David's head and is not to be confused with it's namesake near Newport. SM725280

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by Antonine : Visited 2017

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by TheCaptain : Coetan Arthur Dolmen September 2015

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by TheDuke : Possibly another orthostat of the proposed original Cromlech. It matches well with a sheared off section lying under the capstone ( in my mind!).

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by TheDuke : As mentioned by Children and Nash in 'Neolithic Sites ...' it's easy to imagine Coetan Arthur as a traditional style cromlech, especially with the prone orthostat-like stones in immediate proximity ( see pictures). It is impressive to view from a distance as an earth-fast style Tomb but imagine it on 3/4 orthostats! It would have been stunning.

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by TheDuke : The massive capstone of Coetan Arthur pointing up towards the summit of Carn Llidi where further evidence of Bronze age settlement can be found. (1 comment)

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by postman : Carn Llidi appears from the murk.

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by postman : Autumn equinox 2009, no sunshine, ace place though.

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by postman : Lifting the veil.

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by durhamnature : Old drawing, from "Archaeologia Cambrensis" via archive.org

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Coetan Arthur Dolmen submitted by DrewParsons : View into the chamber and beyond to the coast. September 2010.

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Arthur’s Quoit: Coetan Arthur, St Davids by Andy B on Tuesday, 02 May 2017
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Howard M R Williams writes: As yet another imbecilic newspaper headline emerges about where King Arthur might have been born, eaten a burger, fought against constipation and died, I find myself inspired to write about a summer visit to Coetan Arther (PRN 2623).

Situated north of Whitesands Bay on St David’s Head, the Neolithic burial chamber is located on moorland in a landscape rich in monuments and traces, including the promontary fort Clawydd y Milwyr.

More at
https://howardwilliamsblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/arthurs-grave-coetan-arthur-st-davids/
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Re: Coetan Arthur Dolmen by DrewParsons on Sunday, 31 October 2010
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To reach the site walk north along the coastal trail from Porth Mawr (Whitesands Bay) car park and around 100 metres after the track turns west above the third bay (Porth Lleuog) look for a narrow, steep, side trail which heads north up the slope of the hill - this will lead you directly to the site. You need to look carefully for Coetan Arthur as there are lots of rocks laying around the area. I spend some time searching for it as I appraoched from St David's Head and the GPS and Grid Coordinates originally published on this page were out by 50 metres. Also don't be misled by the dot on the on line Ordnance Survey 1:25000 map - the site is to the east of that. I checked the actual position of the site with my hand held GPS and the results are identical to the official Coflein coordinates, and I have amended them on the Map Ref section of this page now. September 2010.
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Re: Coetan Arthur Dolmen by coldrum on Monday, 11 January 2010
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Coflein record.

http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/305375/details/COETAN+ARTHUR+BURIAL+CHAMBER%2C+ST+DAVID%27S+HEAD/
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