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Burnt Mound 500m ESE of Llwyn Wennol

A Scheduled Monument in Llangadog, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8744 / 51°52'27"N

Longitude: -3.8086 / 3°48'30"W

OS Eastings: 275588

OS Northings: 221087

OS Grid: SN755210

Mapcode National: GBR Y3.S5Y0

Mapcode Global: VH4J6.X4XW

Entry Name: Burnt Mound 500m ESE of Llwyn Wennol

Scheduled Date: 12 July 1996

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3447

Cadw Legacy ID: CM288

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Burnt mound

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llangadog

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 site is on open moorland immediately to the east of a small stream on a north-facing slope. It is crescentric in shape with the horns facing the stream and measures 12.5m N-S and 10m E-W with a maximum height of 1.2m above its surroundings. When augered it produced burnt stone and charcoal.

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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