Chambered tombs

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Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites in Southeast Wales

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Gwal y filiast at Maesyfelin near St Nicholas in the Vale of Glamorgan

An Archaeologist excavating the town ditch at Wind Street, Swansea

The Welsh name of Gwal y filiast means 'the kennel of the greyhound bitch', a fanciful interpretation of its purpose which was given before it was realised that these monuments had been built as tombs. Again, the mound has been removed and only the chamber survives; it is formed by three large slabs balancing a s fourth across their tops as a capstone. You can see another picture of this monument on the Long Barrow and Chambered tomb page.

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