Arthur's Stone Neolithic Burial Chamber, 450m South West of Mount Pleasant

Herefordshire

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Arturs Stone, nr. Dorstone, Herefordshire
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Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Herefordshire Council

Parish

Dorstone

Parliamentary Constituency

Hereford and South Herefordshire

Grid Reference

SJ319319 (331886, 243120)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.0818, -2.99411

Nearest Postcode

HR3 6AX

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User-Submitted Notes

Correct OS grid ref SO 318 431

As this Neolithic chambered tomb (c.3500 BC) is 919 ft. above sea level (sounds better than 280m) there is no way of avoiding either driving up steep country lanes or a stiff uphill walk to get here!

The burial chamber is impressive with a capstone approx. 6m
x 3m which originally sat on 9 upright stones, 3 of which have now fallen. Estimates of the weight of this capstone seem to vary between 25-35 tonnes. Several other stones are near the main ones, one of which is believed to be a false portal stone.

I find the location also impressive high above the Golden Valley with wide views across to the Black Mountains.

Keith Wheeler, 22 January 2012

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