Neolithic Chambered Tomb / Dolmen
Newport, Dyfed. OS Map Ref SN06033935
OS Maps - Landranger 145 (Cardigan & Mynydd Preseli), Explorer OL35 (North Pembrokeshire)
Carreg Coetan Arthur is a delightful little chambered tomb sited somewhat incongruously within a holiday village built during the late 1980's. The tomb was of course here some 5000 years or more before the chalets and luckily it now lives in the privacy of its own fenced and hedged enclosure accessed by a small gate.
These modern incursions however make it difficult to asses the location of the tomb which actually stands a few hundred metres south of where the River Afon Nyfer enters Newport Bay and just over a mile north of the hills of Mynydd Carningli towards which Carreg Coetan Arthur seems to be orientated.
Not much taller than a person the remains of this tomb consist of four uprights, only two of which support a precariously balanced thick wedge shaped capstone tilted backwards with little trace of any of the cairn material that once covered the stones remaining - although a few large stones lay half buried within the well manicured lawn.
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