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Burnt Mound West of Derllys Court

A Scheduled Monument in Newchurch and Merthyr (Llannewydd a Merthyr), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8561 / 51°51'22"N

Longitude: -4.394 / 4°23'38"W

OS Eastings: 235228

OS Northings: 220216

OS Grid: SN352202

Mapcode National: GBR DB.TBRB

Mapcode Global: VH3LF.SLFY

Entry Name: Burnt Mound West of Derllys Court

Scheduled Date: 29 July 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1603

Cadw Legacy ID: CM297

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Burnt mound

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Newchurch and Merthyr (Llannewydd a Merthyr)

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. This mound is visible as a low grassed over mound situated close to a stream.

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 a rectangle and measures 30m x 20m.

Source: Cadw

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