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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 ID: 1603
Cadw Legacy ID: CM297
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Burnt mound
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Newchurch and Merthyr (Llannewydd a Merthyr)
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. 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.
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