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Bwlch-Bychan Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llanpumsaint, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9249 / 51°55'29"N

Longitude: -4.3191 / 4°19'8"W

OS Eastings: 240627

OS Northings: 227696

OS Grid: SN406276

Mapcode National: GBR DF.NZ76

Mapcode Global: VH3L3.3W07

Entry Name: Bwlch-Bychan Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 5 July 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2128

Cadw Legacy ID: CM119

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llanpumsaint

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan, flat topped and measures 18m in diameter and 0.6m high.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Barrows 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.

Source: Cadw

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