CPAT Regional Historic Environment Record
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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.


Sources :
Bowen, E G & Gresham, C A , 1967 , History of Merioneth
Bowen, E G & Gresham, C A , 1967 , History of Merioneth
Burnham, H , 1995 , A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales: Clwyd and Powys
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 1999 , Site visit record - PRN100831
Cadw , 1995 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - Me070(DEN)
Cadw , 2003 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - Me070(DEN)
Ordnance Survey , 1974 , OS record card SJ 03 NW 2
GAT , 1995 , Photograph of Branas Uchaf chambered cairn
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 2004 , Photographic record - Film 1766-425
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 2002 , CPAT Project Archive - 715
Jones, N W , 1999 , Prehistoric Funerary & Ritual Sites: Denbighshire and East Conwy ( © CPAT)

Events :
311472 : Branas Uchaf chambered cairn, field visit 1995 (year : 1995)
311473 : Branas Uchaf chambered cairn, field visit 1974 (year : 1974)
330383 : Branas Uchaf chambered cairn, field visit 2001 (year : 2001)
336520 : Branas Uchaf chambered cairn, field visit 1999 (year : 1999)

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September 19, 2014, 5:50 pm - File produced for Archwilio from CPAT's Regional HER.
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 41 Broad Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7RR.
tel (01938) 553670, fax (01938) 552179, website www.cpat.org.uk

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