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Latitude: 52.0713 / 52°4'16"N
Longitude: -3.8628 / 3°51'45"W
OS Eastings: 272422
OS Northings: 243079
OS Grid: SN724430
Mapcode National: GBR Y1.CQHT
Mapcode Global: VH4H7.068F
Entry Name: Burnt Mound on Esgair Ferchon
Scheduled Date: 9 March 2000
Source ID: 840
Cadw Legacy ID: CM299
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Burnt mound
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Cynwyl Gaeo
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 mound measures 15m x 11m and is 1.5m high. Slight scrapes in the sides reveal the burnt material and shattered stones within.
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. It is circular and measures 25m in diameter, centred on the mound.
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