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Castell Blaidd Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llanwinio, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 3548

Cadw Legacy ID: PE207

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llanwinio

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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