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MAEN CATTWG

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00655m
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Gelligaer
Unitary authority : Caerphilly
NGR : ST1269997432
Site Type (preferred type first) : Prehistoric cup marked stone / Prehistoric Chambered tomb
Status : Scheduled Monument

Summary :
A weathered, approximately rectangular block of stone, lying flat within a pasture field. The block is 2.6m long NE-SW, 1.7m wide and 0.6m thick. On its upper surface there are in excess of 40 cupmarks, varying from 40-115mm in diameter, and from 5-60mm

Description :
A weathered, approximately rectangular block of stone, lying flat within a pasture field. The block is 2.6m long NE-SW, 1.7m wide and 0.6m thick. On its upper surface there are in excess of 40 cup-marks, varying from 40-115mm in diameter, and from 5-60mm deep, depending on the extent of weathering of the surface. RCAHMW reported two more stones visible under the W corner of the main stone, and suggested that the cup-marks were made on the capstone of a cromlech, now collapsed.
Dimensions: length 2.6m; wdt 1.7m; thick 0.6m

(1960/1976) On ground falling gently to the SW. An approximately rectangular block of stone, much weathered at the corners, lying flat on the ground surface, is 2.6m long NE-SW by 1.7m wide and about 0.6m thick. The upper surface is covered with a haphazard series of 33 cup-marks varying from 40 to 115mm in diameter, and from 5 to 60mm deep, depending on the degre of weathering at the suface. There are also 17 more cup-marks which are too weathered for precise measurement, but whose presence is certain. Others may have been completely worn away. Two more slabs of stone are just visible under the W corner of the main stone, suggesting the possibility that the cup-marks were made on the capstone of a cromlech, now collapsed. (Source 01)

(1985) A roughly rectangular flat-topped stone, standing in a field 2x1.5x0.5m. On its upper surface are approx 40 cup-marks, some larger and deeper than others. Two are joined by narrow grooves (Source 06)
GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project 2003

Sources :
Maylan C.N. , 1992 , Archaeological Desk Top Study Maesllan Lands, Gelligaer ( © GGAT)
02/MM Record Card/OS//1959/ST 19 NW 6/;
01/PM List/RCAHM//1976/Glam Invent/Vol1 No49;
03/MM Record Card/OS//1975/ST 19 NW 6/;
05/PM Mention//Ashbee P/1958/Antiq J/Vol 38 Nos 3 & 4 pp174-196;
04/PM Desc Text//Grimes WF/1931/32/Neath Antiq Soc/pp90-93;
06/MM Desc Text/CADW/Whittle E/1985/AM 107/
Pm desc text/Evans EM/2003/GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project

Events :
E003759 : Maesllan lands, Gelligaer DBA (year : 1992)

Related PRNs : 93097

Compiled date : 01-09-1977


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