Tinkinswood - Chambered Long Cairn.
Tinkinswood - Chambered Long Cairn.

Tinkinswood ,south of St Nicholas , is close to St Lythans.
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A Neolithic Long Cairn or Barrow , almost rectangular - 40m by 17.5m and 0.9m high ,
an ENE-WSW orientation , with a Squat Burial Chamber
opening onto a horned forecourt at the ENE end.
The Chamber has an enormous capstone - 7.4m x 4.5m (24ft x 15ft)
and weighs about 40 tons , it is believed to be the largest in Britain .
The herringbone pattern of the drystone masonry indicates the parts restored in 1914,
after a thorough excavation - when the remains of 50 bodies were found.
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Footpath to monument from the lane nearby , which has a few Parking Spaces.

Ref: 12370

Date: 14/09/2013

Location: ST 0921 7330

Tinkinswood - Chambered Long Cairn.

Tinkinswood ,south of St Nicholas , is close to St Lythans.
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A Neolithic Long Cairn or Barrow , almost rectangular - 40m by 17.5m and 0.9m high ,
an ENE-WSW orientation , with a Squat Burial Chamber
opening onto a horned forecourt at the ENE end.
The Chamber has an enormous capstone - 7.4m x 4.5m (24ft x 15ft)
and weighs about 40 tons , it is believed to be the largest in Britain .
The herringbone pattern of the drystone masonry indicates the parts restored in 1914,
after a thorough excavation - when the remains of 50 bodies were found.
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Footpath to monument from the lane nearby , which has a few Parking Spaces.

Ref: 12370

Date: 14/09/2013

Location: ST 0921 7330