Scheduled Monuments- Full Report


Summary Description of a Scheduled Monument


Reference Number
AN010
Name
Presaddfed Burial Chamber  
Date of Designation
 
Status
Designated  

Location


Unitary Authority
Isle of Anglesey  
Community
Bodedern  
Easting
234768  
Northing
380895  

Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary  
Site Type
Chambered tomb  
Period
Prehistoric  

Description


Summary Description and Reason for Designation
The following provides a description of the Scheduled Ancient Monument. The monument comprises the remains of a chambered tomb, dating to the Neolithic period. It is situated in the bottom of a valley close to a lake. Two groups of stones forming the remains of two chambers are set approximately 2.1m apart. The southern stones form a standing chamber, polygonal in plan 3m across by 1.3m high. The capstone is still in place and measures 4m by 3m. Only three of the stone uprights support the capstone, these being about 1.5m high. The northern chamber has largely collapsed and comprises a single large upright 1.8m high against which lean another upright stone and the fallen capstone. Another broken stone lies on the ground close by. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface. Chambered tombs may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.  

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