|Statement||by Christopher Thompson Barker.|
|Series||Oxbow monograph ;, 14|
|LC Classifications||GN776.22.G7 B36 1992|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vii, 88 p. :|
|Number of Pages||88|
|LC Control Number||92235461|
A Reassessment of the Neolithic Chambered Tombs of South. This long awaited book describes of the most significant chambered tombs in Wales in eight regional groupings. George Nash discusses the Neolithic period and the 5 types of chambered tomb known from the time of our early farming ancestors. pages, many b/w plans and photos - (Logaston ). ISBN X. The Orientations of. Neolithic Chambered Tombs. in Glamorgan and Gwent Counties by Martin J. Powell. Introduction. The chambered long cairns that are the subject of this study form the western extremity of a class of Neolithic chambered tomb referred to as the Cotswold-Severn are typified by their relatively small chambers set within a long trapezoidal or oval shaped cairn, one end. Was sent a review copy by the author; official blurb says"This long awaited book describes of the most significant chambered tombs in Wales in eight regional groupings. George Nash discusses the Neolithic period and the 5 types of chambered tomb known from the time of our early farming ancestors. pages, many b/w plans and photos Reviews: 3.
Pentre-Ifan in Pembrokeshire was the first prehistoric burial chamber to be placed under state guardianship in The earliest guide to a chambered tomb in Wales was the one on Bryn Celli Ddu on Anglesey by Wilfrid James Hemp (). This was followed by H.N. Savory's Tinkinswood and St Lythan Long Cairns in the Vale. Located on a N-W facing slope, the tomb is one of three coastal burial sites in south-west Wales which appear to have been purposely concealed from the sea. A ‘double cromlech’ with 2 capstones is supported by two uprights. There are traces of a mound between both chambers and on the western side of the western chamber. These sit on the western edge of a probable denuded cairn. The site has long been visited by antiquarians. It was classed as a segmented cist by Chris Houlder in but this would be without parallel in south Wales. For a definitive account see Barker, C T, , The Chambered Tombs of South-west Wales, Oxbow Monogr pages (site 8). Unlike many of the long cairns in the Black Mountains, most of the tombs in Glamorgan and Monmouthshire (Gwent) are terminally chambered, i.e. with a simple chamber positioned immediately behind the are also a number of ‘miscellaneous’ or hybrid types, displaying individuality in design and construction. Two of the tombs in this list - Parc le Breos Cwm and Pen-Maen Burrows.
The majority of the tombs under study are laterally chambered, having several chambers opening from the sides of the long cairn, rather than a single chamber opening immediately behind the forecourt as occurs in the Glamorgan and Monmouthshire a laterally chambered tomb there is no main chamber opening into the forecourt; it is instead replaced by a blind entrance (sometimes called a. Wales lies at the western edge of Great Britain. Geographically, it is a mountainous block of land, surrounded CHAMBERED TOMBS / BURIAL CHAMBERS, Tombs of South-West Wales (Oxbow Monograph 14), p). The Architecture of Death: The Chambered Tombs of Wales. Author:Nash, George. Each month we recycle over million books, saving o tonnes of books a . Site Description Pentre Ifan is perhaps the finest surviving Neolithic tomb in Wales and forms one of a group of Portal Dolmens built around the tributaries of the Nevern Valley approximately 6, years chamber is formed by a capstone of around 16 tonnes upheld on three uprights about m high at one end of a cairn some 30 m long.