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Latitude: 51.7514 / 51°45'5"N
Longitude: -5.0743 / 5°4'27"W
OS Eastings: 187894
OS Northings: 210331
OS Grid: SM878103
Mapcode National: GBR G5.BTQ8
Mapcode Global: VH1RR.078P
Entry Name: Burnt Mound 160m E of Woodsend
Scheduled Date: 21 November 1995
Source ID: 1444
Cadw Legacy ID: PE475
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Burnt mound
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Walwyn's Castle (Castell Gwalchmai)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument consists of the remains of a burnt mound, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2,300BC - 800BC). A burnt mound is an accumulation of burnt (fire-crazed) stones, ash and charcoal, usually sited next to a river or lake, with hearths and/or some form of trough or basin capable of holding water either within the mound or adjacent to it. This low shield-shaped mound lies at the foot of a north-facing hill, a few metres to the south of and aligned with a small stream. It measures 7.5m in length, 5.5m in width and is 0.4m high. The surface of the mound contains numerous small stones and an auger survey of the interior revealed black soil and burnt stone.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual and funerary practices. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and environmental evidence. A burnt mound 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.