Bodowyr

Passage Grave - Anglesey

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SH 46224 68170 (GPS 17min)
Visited April 2002

Bodowyr is another monument surrounded an iron fence (removed for above photo), although not as closely penned as Bachwen , the railings do spoil any distant view of the tomb. 
Although lacking even the remnants of a passage or covering cairn today, Bodowyr is classified as a simple Passage Grave. A large mushroom shaped capstone is supported on three orthostats giving an internal height of just over a metre. A stone lies displaced at the SW and this is probably the original rear slab of the chamber. The entrance at the SE has a sill stone, and this is unusually high, a feature shared with the other Anglesey tomb of Ty Mawr, this stone is visible in the above photo, to the right of the chamber.
The overall appearance of Bodowyr, and particularly the capstone shape, reminded us strongly of the central constructions of several of the passage graves we saw in the Carrowmore megalithic cemetery in County Sligo, Ireland.

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