Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Burial Chamber, Possible Remains of, Castellor

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 1539
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Bryngwran
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH33497614
Site Type (preferred type first) : Prehistoric CHAMBERED TOMB
Status : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
Two stones of a cromlech (largest 9ft x 5.5ft x 3ft thick) are (1871) the only visible remains in this particular grid (plus another stone). Its capstone was broken up many years ago. <1>

The so called cromlech part of which is still visible (1937) seems to have been a natural feature. (RCAHMW, 1937)

The cromlech appears to be a group of natural erratics. <3>

4 very large boulders. The 2 largest are possible in situ erratics. Another very large - several tons - deliberately placed against the 2 others and another, somewhat smaller has been deliberately placed to form a capstone across the two larger, forming a 'chamber' open to the east. The capstone has since split in 2 and collapsed into the chamber. At least partly man-made but could have been carried out during post-medieval clearance. However, the effort involved seems unjustified so a prehistoric date seems reasonable. Unfortunately, despite being scheduled the whole field has been thoroughly ploughed and reseeded so little remains of the former settlement. (Smith, 2003)

Sources :
Smith, G. , 2003 , Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd and Anglesey ( © GAT)
Smith, G., and Steele, N. , 2005 , Pan-Wales Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Survey: Trial Data Synthesis ( © GAT)
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales , 1937 , An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Anglesey
Pritchard, H. , 1871 , Archaeology in Wales , <1>
Ordnance Survey , 1970 , SH37NW 4 , <3>
Thompson, D. , 1989 , PRN 1539 , <5>

Events :
42035 : An 088 Fmw Site Visit (year : 1986)
42036 : Prn 1539 Gat Site Visit (year : 1989)
40526 : Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd/Anglesey (year : 2003)
40527 : Pan-wales Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Survey: Trial Data Synthesis (year : 2005)

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Compiled date : 16-02-1989


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