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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 ID: 1438
Cadw Legacy ID: PE476
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Burnt mound
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.