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Latitude: 51.5964 / 51°35'47"N
Longitude: -4.1817 / 4°10'54"W
OS Eastings: 248983
OS Northings: 190876
OS Grid: SS489908
Mapcode National: GBR GS.J91T
Mapcode Global: VH3MX.G4NH
Entry Name: Burnt Mound North of Arthur's Stone
Scheduled Date: 13 July 2000
Source ID: 1656
Cadw Legacy ID: GM544
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Burnt mound
County: Swansea (Abertawe)
Community: Llanrhidian Lower (Llanrhidian Isaf)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument consists of the remains of a burnt mound, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2400BC - 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 mound is located on the north facing slope of Cefn Bryn a short distance north of ‘Arthur’s Stone’ burial cairn.
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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