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Bwlch-y-Crwys Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Melindwr, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3812 / 52°22'52"N

Longitude: -3.8963 / 3°53'46"W

OS Eastings: 271026

OS Northings: 277601

OS Grid: SN710776

Mapcode National: GBR 90.R3BF

Mapcode Global: VH4FN.FD1X

Entry Name: Bwlch-y-Crwys Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 17 June 1960

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1884

Cadw Legacy ID: CD122

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Melindwr

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile. Bwlch-y-Crwys Round Barrow appears undisturbed, measures c.24m in diameter and c.1.6m high, and is grass covered.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Barrows may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can be 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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