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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 ID: 1884
Cadw Legacy ID: CD122
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
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.
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