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Burnt Mound 450m ENE of Caeglas Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen (Dyffryn Cennen), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8701 / 51°52'12"N

Longitude: -3.985 / 3°59'5"W

OS Eastings: 263435

OS Northings: 220920

OS Grid: SN634209

Mapcode National: GBR DW.SB6G

Mapcode Global: VH4J3.W857

Entry Name: Burnt Mound 450m ENE of Caeglas Farm

Scheduled Date: 12 September 1996

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3445

Cadw Legacy ID: CM286

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Burnt mound

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen (Dyffryn Cennen)

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

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 immediately north of a stream in a field of rough pasture and erosion by the stream and augering has revealed burnt stone and charcoal. This mound is a classical crescentric burnt mound measuring 12m x 10m and standing 1m high. 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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