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Burial Chamber

<b>Hendrefor</b>Posted by postman
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Hendrefor (Burial Chamber) by Rhiannon This must be one of the casualties of the last couple of centuries, as it features in the Rev. John Skinner's 'Ten Days' Tour through the Isle of Anglesey' (1804), but its site doesn't seem to get a mention on Coflein.

It's interesting because it's very near the cromlechs at Presaddfedd, and JS suggests this could have been a two-chamber structure too.

I took two sketches of a very perfect cromlech the upper stone measuring about three yards across supported by two uprights the larger six feet high the other not above four and a half which cause the cap stone to recline in a slanting direction. Another long stone now lying on the ground appears to have been formerly used as a supporter. Near at hand also are three or four flat stones lying promiscuously.

Whether these were ever employed int he formation of a second cromlech like at Praes Addfed I cannot pretend to determine.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th February 2011ce
Edited 7th October 2011ce
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This monument does still exist, but near to a different Trefor, not the village near Presaddfed. The chamber is now totally collapsed but the stones are still there. I couldn't take any photos when I visited as it is in a gated farmer's field that was full of fiesty looking bulls! There are images online though, but the site is properly referred to as Hendrefor Burial Chamber and the OS map ref is SH551773. I figured this out as I have Rev. Skinner's book and his description of his location that day matches up. idiotabroad Posted by idiotabroad
6th October 2011ce
Excellent, thankyou! I just assumed he was still talking about somewhere near Presaddfed, but rereading it there's no reason to think that at all - he says he goes to Cremlyn too and that is indeed up the road from Hendrefor. I'll get someone to move it across. It's not looking in quite such good shape lately is it :( Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
7th October 2011ce
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