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Latitude: 51.9394 / 51°56'21"N
Longitude: -5.1564 / 5°9'23"W
OS Eastings: 183133
OS Northings: 231469
OS Grid: SM831314
Mapcode National: GBR CB.MTYM
Mapcode Global: VH1QQ.KJV4
Entry Name: Bickny Round Barrow
Source ID: 3329
Cadw Legacy ID: PE260
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow measures c 20m in diameter and is c 0.7m in height. When excavated in 1805 it revealed a large cist, sealed by a capstone 2.6m long that contained, containing possible traces of an inhumation together with a holed axe hammer and another perforated stone.
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.
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