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Burnt Mound 170m south of Jubilee Cottages

A Scheduled Monument in Tiers Cross, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.7523 / 51°45'8"N

Longitude: -5.0124 / 5°0'44"W

OS Eastings: 192172

OS Northings: 210254

OS Grid: SM921102

Mapcode National: GBR G6.9ZR7

Mapcode Global: VH1RS.27J0

Entry Name: Burnt Mound 170m S of Jubilee Cottages

Scheduled Date: 28 December 1995

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1438

Cadw Legacy ID: PE476

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Burnt mound

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Tiers Cross

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. The mound lies in the corner of a pasture field immediately north of a small stream. The mound is elongated, aligned along the stream, measuring 12-15m long, up to 4.3m wide and less than 0.5m high. The surface is irregular but the mound produced burnt stone in a dark matrix when augered and burnt stones can be seen in the stream.

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.

Source: Cadw

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