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Bryn Helyg Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in St. Clears (Sanclêr), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 3951

Cadw Legacy ID: CM308

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: St. Clears (Sanclêr)

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 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.

Source: Cadw

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