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Carew Beacon Round Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Carew (Caeriw), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6717 / 51°40'18"N

Longitude: -4.8328 / 4°49'57"W

OS Eastings: 204219

OS Northings: 200791

OS Grid: SN042007

Mapcode National: GBR GB.BR67

Mapcode Global: VH2PQ.57ZT

Entry Name: Carew Beacon Round Barrows

Scheduled Date: 17 October 1958

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 696

Cadw Legacy ID: PE311

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Carew (Caeriw)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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 located on the south side of the road and measures 70ft in diameter and upto 4ft high, though the general level is 1-2ft above the surrounding ground level.

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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