Carreg Coetan Arthur

by David Nurse May. 21, 2020 555 views

This aincient burial site is in Pembrokeshire in South Wales.

Dating from some 5000 years ago this Dolmen consists of four upright stones which appear to support the cap stone, however only two of the uprights actually support the cap stone.

Excavations during the late 60's / early 70's have probably done more harm than good and a plan to move the stones to the Museum of Wales were thankfully scrapped during the 1980's.

The excavations of the site have uncovered artefacts including Neolithic pottery, stone tools and cremated human bones.

This is one of the smaller dolmens, not much taller than a person.

Of course once it stood lonley on the hills but currently it is in a protected enclosure very near a smal housing estate quite near the river Nevern.

Now for the Myth.

The ‘coetan’ part of its name is said to be a reference to the game of quoits, often associated with monument of this type. According to legend, King Arthur himself played the game with the stone of this tomb.

Note: This should not be confused with Coetan Arthur dolmen, also known as Arthur's Quoit. A Future visit I think!

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David Robertson 1 year, 4 months ago

That is super cool.

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Christopher Kowalewski 1 year, 4 months ago

Thank you for this trip back in history +1

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David Nurse Replied to Christopher Kowalewski 1 year, 4 months ago

You are welcome. I'm glad you liked it.

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 4 months ago

Very interesting monument.

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
David Nurse Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 4 months ago

Thank You

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