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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 ID: 2128
Cadw Legacy ID: CM119
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
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.
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