Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Regional Historic Environment Record

Pant y Saer Burial Chamber, Tynygongl

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 3601
Trust : Gwynedd
Community : Llanfair-Mathafarn-Eithaf
Unitary authority : Ynys Mon
NGR : SH5097182401
Site Type (preferred type first) : Neolithic CHAMBERED TOMB
Status : Scheduled Ancient Monument

Description :
1 cromlech at Marvan Pant y Saer. <1>

A rectangular chamber which presents its sides to the cardinal points, 8ft long by 6ft wide, its length being in direction E to W. Capstone 9ft by 9ft by 2 1/2ft thick and partly dismounted, its S corner resting on the ground. Within was a flat stone 6ft long by 2ft 3in wide narrowing to 1ft 9in wide and 7in thick, covering a cist grave which lay NW by SE, diagonal to the cromlech. Many fragments of human and animal bones were found and seashells. <2>

Pany y Saer burial chamber: a rectangular chamber in a kidney shaped cairn, about 60ft by 50ft and 2 1/2ft high. Fully excavated by Lindsay Scott in 1933. Scott found a complete beaker in the chamber and also a great quantity of fragmented human bones, chert, and flint arrowheads. <3>

On a limestone plateau, sloping to the S and E it consists of a burial chamber constructed over a pit and with an attached forecourt, covered by a cairn. It seems certain that the structure was built towards the close of the Neolithic period, and that interments continued to be made into the beaker period of the early Bronze Age. Condition - fair. (RCAHMW, 1937)

SH 50978239 burial chamber LB. <6>

Mound 0.4m high, otherwise as described. Published survey 25" revised. <8>

Limestone burial chamber - massive capstone fallen to E. Edges of mound 0.4 high and clearly defined. Site partially dismantled and excavated revealing cist etc in 1933 (Scott). Now consists of two 1.3m high orthostatic slabs and a capstone leaning on these at close to 45 degrees angle. Setting: Natural terrace on hillslope no obvious reverse prospect. (Smith, 2003)

Sources :
Smith, G. , 2003 , A Survey of Prehistoric Funerary & Ritual Sites in Anglesey
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
Lindsay Scott, W. , 1933 , Archaeologia Cambrensis , <3>
Hughes, H. , 1796 , List of Cromlechau on Druidical Altars in Anglesey , <1>
Williams, W. W. , 1875 , Archaeologia Cambrensis , <2>
Grimes, W. F. , 1936 , Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society , <4>
Powell, T. G. E. , 1969 , Megalithic Enquiries in the West of Britain , <6>
Ordnance Survey , 1963 , SH58SW , <7>
Ordnance Survey , 1970 , SH58SW 2 , <8>
Lynch, F. , 1991 , Prehistoric Anglesey , <10>
Lynch, F. , 2009 , Anglesey Past Landscapes of the Coast , <15>

Events :
42867 : The Chambered Tomb of Pant Y Saer Cromlech, Anglsey (year : 1933)
40526 : Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Monument Survey: West Gwynedd/Anglesey (year : 2003)
40532 : A Survey of Prehistoric Funerary & Ritual Sites in Angl (year : 2003)
40527 : Pan-wales Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Survey: Trial Data Synthesis (year : 2005)

Related PRNs : 95529

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