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Latitude: 51.9679 / 51°58'4"N
Longitude: -4.3685 / 4°22'6"W
OS Eastings: 237390
OS Northings: 232585
OS Grid: SN373325
Mapcode National: GBR DC.L538
Mapcode Global: VH3KW.7SFS
Entry Name: Cerrig Llwydion Burial Chamber
Source ID: 439
Cadw Legacy ID: CM047
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Chambered tomb
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Cynwyl Elfed
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a chambered tomb, dating to the Neolithic period (c. 4,400 BC - 2,900 BC). Chambered tombs were built and used by local farming communities over long periods of time. There appear to be many regional traditions and variations in shape and construction.
The site lies on a south-facing slope and consists of a number of large stones in a hedgebank which is orientated north to south, with an undulating area alongside to the east containing other stones and one particularly pronounced hollow. Most of these features lie to the north of a second boundary bank which joins the hedgebank from the east, although three or four large stones, including one of quartz, are to be found in the north-west angle of the field beyond.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface. Chambered tombs 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.