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Branas Uchaf chambered cairn
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 100831 Trust : Clwyd Powys Community : Llandrillo NGR : SJ01123752 Site Type (preferred type first) : Neolithic Chambered tomb Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument
Description : A chambered round cairn damaged by ploughing. The top has been reduced to reveal a central chamber with two uprights in situ. The capstone seems not to have survived.
Bowen and Gresham 1967, 29-30. The body of the cairn is composed of earth and stones and has been ploughed so that 6-10ft of its outer circumferennce has been levelled reducing shape to an oval. Top of mound now 5ft above surround and considerable quantity of material has been removed exposing a megalithic chamber centrally placed, of which only two uprights remain in position. These stand about 4 and 5ft above present surface and are set end to end, slightly overlapping along W side of chamber. Other visible stones may have formed part of a circle within the body of the cairn. No evidence of capstone.
Visit 31/3/99 Very distinct mound with remains of chambered tomb central. 4 edge set stones, the largest of which is 1.6m high x 2.2m long and 0.5m wide. Single edge set stone on lip of slope to W of centre. 4 trees on S and W sides. No possible capstone visible in area.