Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

Date

13 September 2014
Location

Capel Garmon, Conwy

SH 81814 54319; 53.07297°N, 3.76552°W

Information

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber is a Neolithic chambered cairn built during the period 2500 to 1900 BCE. This communal burial site is located in a field close to the village of Capel Garmon, 3.5 km to the south-east of Betws-y-Coed. It is an isolated example of the ‘Severn-Cotswold’ style of megalithic chamber tomb more commonly found in SW England and SE Wales. A passage leads to a central rectangular antechamber with a circular burial chamber off to each side. It would originally have been covered by a cairn some 30 m long and 15 m wide, and this in turn may have been covered by an earth mound. The current entrance directly into one of the two circular chambers was made in the 19th century when the tomb was used as a stable. The monument was excavated and restored in the 1920s.

Further Reading

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber
(Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)
;
Capel Garmon Neolithic Chambered Long Cairn (stone-circles.org.uk)

 

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

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8 thoughts on “Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

  1. Very nice photos…a hard thing to capture but I feel like I’ve been there now. I especially like the photos of the monument in the landscape…next to last, where the sheep echo the stones lying about in the foreground. Must go and see this.

  2. These things are very interesting – we have a a few around Inverness tbh I wasn’t that interested in them too much to begin with but the Brochs stirred my interested . Iain is right not easy to capture but the second and third shot do that well – especially the third shot placing it in it’s landscape without any modern distractions

  3. Hola, tanto tiempo. Qué hermoso este lugar!!!.Que ganas de volver a Gales para pasear por allí…..Me encantan las ovejas tan tranquilas pastando cerca….
    Gracias Stephen!!!!

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