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Chambered Tomb

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Nearest Town:Caernarfon (13km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   SH430512 / Sheets: 115, 123
Latitude:53° 2' 4.62" N
Longitude:   4° 20' 30.15" W

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Travelling from caernarfon towards the LLeyn on the A499 you take the left turn at Aberdesach. Opposite the left hand turn is a stone built bus stop and a phone box.

The chamber is clearly seen from the road, it is opposite the entrance to Penarth farm caravan park.

I agree it would be great to see this restored. It is a lovely chamber and the setting is great.

I spoke to a chap who was sat on the top of his caravan and he said that the farmer is happy for folk to visit at anytime.
blossom Posted by blossom
17th July 2011ce

Presuming you take the right turn off from the A499 to Pwlleli this collapsed dolmen is very easy to find as its easily visible from the road, the first time I came here it was chucking it down and the field was full of curious cows so I left a closer look for another day.
Today was another day and with plenty of time and no animals to contend with we took a closer look.
The rain though slight was coming in sideways so Eric and me huddled under the capstone for a while, from here we noted the extreme flatness of the capstones underside, was it picked because of its flatness or was it done by human hands, probably both, or am I being too obvious again, either way I liked it.
There are lots of pebbles under the fallen capstone, fist sized up to head sized, but are they part of the cairn or just field clearance, whoever put them their also made what looked like kerbing to keep the stones in place.
I'd really like to see this one re-erected it shouldnt be too much trouble though one of the uprights is shorter than the other two,how hard can it be? but what do I know i'm just a postman with an obsessive nature.
postman Posted by postman
21st March 2011ce
Edited 21st March 2011ce

I had to beat a quick retreat from this field, the farmer told me they were young and not used to people. So this is all I got, from the other posts it looks similar to a lot of other chambers in this area. I did get some useful info on other sites from the farmer though. hamish Posted by hamish
3rd October 2004ce
Edited 4th October 2004ce

Despite the ruined state of this monument, it is well worth seeing. The setting is great sharing it's view out to sea and the local mountains with the Clynnog Dolmen. When we visited the friendly farmer was watching his cows and proved to be an invaluable source of local information - tipping me off on one or two sites I'd overlooked. IronMan Posted by IronMan
25th June 2002ce
Edited 3rd December 2002ce