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Liaght ny Fawyr, Giant's Grave Burial Cairn; The Kew

Period: Neolithic

NGR Easting: 227430

NGR Northing: 483400

Description: Neolithic long cairn. This passage grave lies immediately adjacent to two field boundaries. Fifteen stones define the converging sides of a passageway some 8m long. The surrounding ground is raised slightly above the adjacent field, implying that the lowest level of the body of the cairn still survives; there is no sign of any capstones. The last stone in the passage is embedded in a field boundary, the other side of which lie the vestiges of a sub-circular mound extending about 8m from the hedge, where the burial chamber might be expected. Several large stones in the hedge bounding the road are likely to be derived from the cairn.

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Site & Monument Type: Burial Cairn

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: 0930.00


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