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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 ID: 3447
Cadw Legacy ID: CM288
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Burnt mound
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
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.
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