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GAERLLWYD

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 01140g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Shirenewton
NGR : ST44769674
Site Type (preferred type first) : Neolithic Chambered tomb
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
Whittle (1987) describes this chambered cairn in much the same state as is recorded during the present visit. The monument is of the `portal dolmen' type. The portal dolmen consists of 11 conglomerate stones, 10 utilised as perimeter and upright supports

Description :
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Whittle (1987) describes this chambered cairn in much the same state as is recorded during the present visit. The monument is of the `portal dolmen' type. The portal dolmen consists of 11 conglomerate stones, 10 utilised as perimeter and upright supports and the final being a triangular shaped capstone. The capstone is situated on a 45-degree angle (to the NW) and has its broadest face frontwards.
Dimensions: See descriptive text
(1987) The burial chamber is situated on high ground in a grass field, grazed by cows. It is right next to the hedge at the edge of the field on its SW side, which is next to the road. It consists of a large capstone resting on three upright stones, and further smaller stones to the NE and SW of it. There are twelve stones visible, including the capstone.
The capstone is a huge conglomerate stone of roughly triangular shape, with its widest end at the S and W. At its NW end it is resting on a stone lying flat, sloping towards the N, which is 0.4m thick, 1m wide and 1.3m long. The capstone is c.3.5m long, 1.5m wide at its widest end, and 0.7m thick. At its SE end it is resting on two upright stones which are both c.1.3m high, 1m wide and 0.4m thick. Underneath the capstone there are some smaller stones underneath its S side. To the SE of the capstone are four further stones besides the two it rests on. These are c.0.2-0.6m high, and are all grouped round the northern end of this end of the capstone. Beyond it to the NW are two further stones. One is upright, and is 1.2m high, and the other is flat on the ground and is 1.5 by 1m, and lies close to the hedge. (Source 01)
GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project 2003

Sources :
Pm desc text/Evans EM/2003/GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project
01/MM Desc Text/Cadw AM107/Whittle E/1987/AM107
03/Desc Text/Cadw/Full Management Report/2005/Copy in further information file

Events :
E003524 : Gearllwyd, Shirenewton (year : 2008)

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