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Castle-Lloyd Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Pendine (Pen-tywyn), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7639 / 51°45'49"N

Longitude: -4.5466 / 4°32'47"W

OS Eastings: 224359

OS Northings: 210313

OS Grid: SN243103

Mapcode National: GBR GJ.G2QB

Mapcode Global: VH2P9.4XRP

Entry Name: Castle-Lloyd Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 7 July 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2138

Cadw Legacy ID: CM140

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Pendine (Pen-tywyn)

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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 22m in diameter and is c 0.8m high. Excavation in 1910 produced an empty large cist constructed from stone slabs.

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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