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POSSIBLE BURIAL CHAMBER NORTH OF TREARDDUR

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NPRN 402429

Map Reference SH28SE

Grid Reference SH2596580048

Unitary (Local) Authority Isle of Anglesey

Old County Anglesey

Community Trearddur

Type of Site CHAMBERED TOMB, STONE

Broad Class UNASSIGNED

Period Unknown

Site Description NAR SH28SE5

Two stones upon a rocky rise, one erect one recumbent. Traditionally identified as a megalithic burial chamber or cromlech, it is now viewed as 'a VERY doubtful site'.
The erect stone is 1.6m high, 2.1m wide and 0.3m thick at the base. At its foot is prostrate stone 2.3m long, 1.5m wide and 1.0m thick. These are set towards the southern end of a small rocky rise about 12.5m north-south by 7.5m, rapering to the north. It has been suggested that this rise represents the remains of a covering cairn.
It seems likely that this is a natural outcropping. It is possible that the erect stone was raised deliberately and it may be a prehistoric ritual or ceremonial monument.

Source: RCAHM Anglesey Inventory (1937), 23

John Wiles 13.09.07

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