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Latitude: 51.7641 / 51°45'50"N
Longitude: -4.6192 / 4°37'9"W
OS Eastings: 219349
OS Northings: 210509
OS Grid: SN193105
Mapcode National: GBR GH.01KW
Mapcode Global: VH2P7.WXCK
Entry Name: Castle Heli Mound
Scheduled Date: 18 May 1950
Source ID: 673
Cadw Legacy ID: CM088
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Eglwyscummin (Eglwys Gymyn)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of an earthen round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular on plan measuring about 20m in diameter and up to 3.5m in height. Cremation remains were found upon excavation in 1889.
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.
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