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Broadsands Chambered Tomb
Broadsands Chambered Tomb is located in Devon
Broadsands Chambered Tomb
Location in Devon
Location Broadsands
Region Devon
Coordinates 50°24′19″N 3°33′33″W / 50.405280°N 3.559266°W / 50.405280; -3.559266
OS grid reference SX 89319 57329
Site notes
Excavation dates 1958
Archaeologists Ralegh Radford

The Broadsands Chambered Tomb is a Neolithic burial chamber located on a slope overlooking Broadsands Beach. It is listed as a Scheduled Monument by English Heritage and was first listed in 1957.


The tomb is currently a part of a hedge bank, situated on hilly farmland between Broadsands Beach and the tracks of the Dartmouth Steam Railway. The tomb comprises a megalithic chamber and has a single entrance passageway. It was originally set within a cairn, part of which survives to the present day. During excavations it was found to contain the fragmentary remains of two adults and a child along with pottery shards from the Neolithic era.

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