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Bickny Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llanrhian, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

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

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3329

Cadw Legacy ID: PE260

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Llanrhian

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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