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Latitude: 51.9477 / 51°56'51"N
Longitude: -4.5612 / 4°33'40"W
OS Eastings: 224074
OS Northings: 230793
OS Grid: SN240307
Mapcode National: GBR D3.MK96
Mapcode Global: VH2NH.W9KP
Entry Name: Castell Blaidd Round Barrow
Scheduled Date: 2 August 1950
Source ID: 3548
Cadw Legacy ID: PE207
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow measures c 19m in diameter and is 0.3-0.4min height. When quarried for road stone before 1887 three or four inverted urn cremations were uncovered and subsequently replaced.
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.