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Latitude: 51.807 / 51°48'25"N
Longitude: -4.4715 / 4°28'17"W
OS Eastings: 229705
OS Northings: 214928
OS Grid: SN297149
Mapcode National: GBR D7.X9J7
Mapcode Global: VH3LL.FVY4
Entry Name: Bryn Helyg Round Barrow
Scheduled Date: 21 November 2002
Source ID: 3951
Cadw Legacy ID: CM308
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: St. Clears (Sanclêr)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
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 in an unusually low-lying position and is visible as a mound of earth some 35m in diameter and 1.0m 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. It is a square and measures 40m x 40m.
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