Tregiffian Burial Chamber, Cornwall

Nearest Beach
Lamorna Cove

1.23 miles


1.01 miles

About Tregiffian Burial Chamber

...a late-Neolithic/early-Bronze Age burial chamber
Two miles South East of Buryan beside the B3315 (OS Map 203; ref SW 430245)
This example of a Neolithic or early Bronze Age Entrance Grave stands on a grass verge next to a road, near the Merry Maidens Stone Circle, which is known as ‘Dans Maen’, or the stone dance. The north-west third of the mound is now under the B3315. It was originally 15m in diameter, surrounded by a kerb of large stones.
Tregiffian is a type of monument known as an “entrance grave”. Tombs like this are unusual and are found in the far-west of Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly. Around 14 definite Entrance Graves are known on the mainland and about 106 on Scilly. The entrance to the chamber is through a gap in the kerb, with a short passage leading to a small chamber, roofed with granite slabs.
Information and photo courtesy of Cornwall Heritage Trust
St Buryan, Penzance, website
Closest town: Mousehole

Places to stay near Tregiffian Burial Chamber:

Tregiffian Farm B&b (Bed and Breakfast) Mousehole (0.57 miles)
Borah Lodge, Penzance (Holiday Park) Mousehole (0.70 miles)
Ros Vale (Holiday Park) St Levan (0.80 miles)
Trewoofe (Self Catering) Penzance (0.81 miles)
Turnstone Cottage (Cottage) Mousehole (0.95 miles)
Boskennal Farm Pod (Holiday Park) St Levan (1.15 miles)
Lamorna Cove (Self Catering) Penzance (1.19 miles)
Boskenna Home Farm (Bed and Breakfast) Penzance (1.52 miles)
Lookout and Haven (Self Catering) Penzance (1.52 miles)
Wisteria Cottage (Bed and Breakfast) Penzance (1.53 miles)
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Lamorna Cove (1.23 miles) A small pebble beach in a sheltered cove. Dogs may be allowed here (information unclear so do check) &...
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