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Latitude: 51.7342 / 51°44'3"N
Longitude: -5.1279 / 5°7'40"W
OS Eastings: 184114
OS Northings: 208574
OS Grid: SM841085
Mapcode National: GBR G3.XZ5S
Mapcode Global: VH1RQ.2NFX
Entry Name: Burnt Mound 320m S of Winsle Leys
Scheduled Date: 18 April 1996
Source ID: 1445
Cadw Legacy ID: PE474
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 mound lies at the foot of a north-facing slope at the edge of an arable field and runs parallel to a small stream. It is 13m in length, 7m in width and is 0.7m high. The mound's eastern top and eastern flanks are overlain by burnt debris, black soil and cracked 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.
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