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Banc Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llanpumsaint, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9209 / 51°55'15"N

Longitude: -4.3209 / 4°19'15"W

OS Eastings: 240488

OS Northings: 227251

OS Grid: SN404272

Mapcode National: GBR DF.P4W6

Mapcode Global: VH3L3.2Z1B

Entry Name: Banc Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 5 July 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2783

Cadw Legacy ID: CM120

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llanpumsaint

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is grass covered and measures 70ft in diameter and 2ft high.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Barrows may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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