Saints and Stones: Trefignath Burial Chamber
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The Trefignath Burial Chamber is a Neolithic chambered tomb that was built in three phases.

Built on a base of natural stone. it consists of three separate burial chambers. The first tomb in the west was a simple box chamber covered with a round cairn. The central section is the second phase of construction which has now collapsed and the massive capstone is now broken. The third phase at the northeast end of the mound has been partially restored and survives in itís original form. The combined structure was then covered in a long mound of stones. Prior to their erection this site was inhabited. It was only when habitation ceased that these burial chambers were erected.

The area is the site of much industrial development recently.

About Trefignath Burial Chamber

Megalithic Portal: Trefignath (Trefignaeth)
The Modern Antiquarian: Trefignath
Wikipedia: Chamber Tomb

Journey to Trefignath Burial Chamber

The Trefignath Burial Chamber is located between the A55 and the B4545 south of Holyhead on Anglesey, Wales. One visitor suggests approaching the site is from the village of Trearddur Bay, a seaside resort two miles to the south of Holyhead. From the petrol station in the middle of the village, travelling towards the hill in the direction of Holyhead, there is a turning to the right after approximately 100 yards to the right. This road is called Lon Twyn Capel. Trefignath Burial Chamber can be found approximately one mile down this road.

Ordnance Survey Map (SH25858056)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for the Trefignath Burial Chamber may be found at the CADW website. General tourist information may be found at the Visit Anglesey website.

Additional Photos of Trefignath Burial Chamber

Descriptive Sign at the Trefignath Burial Chamber
Signs in English and Welsh at the Trefignath Burial Chamber
Approaching the Trefignath Burial Chamber
The Three Phases of the Trefignath Burial Chamber
Phase1, Trefignath Burial Chamber
Collapsed Phase 2, Trefignath Burial Chamber
Another View of Collapsed Phase 2, Trefignath Burial Chamber
Phase 3, Trefignath Burial Chamber
Rear of Phase 3, Trefignath Burial Chamber
Front of Phase 3, Trefignath Burial Chamber
Another View of Phase 3, Trefignath Burial Chamber
Interior of Phase 3, Trefignath Burial Chamber
Trefignath Burial Chamber and Nearby Industrial Development


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