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Corner Piece Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Wiston (Cas-wis), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8451 / 51°50'42"N

Longitude: -4.8703 / 4°52'13"W

OS Eastings: 202379

OS Northings: 220170

OS Grid: SN023201

Mapcode National: GBR CQ.TSQX

Mapcode Global: VH1R8.JWLF

Entry Name: Corner Piece Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 23 February 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1167

Cadw Legacy ID: PE528

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Wiston (Cas-wis)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric round barrow, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 BC - 800 BC). The grass-covered, earthen barrow is situated in an enclosed field of pasture. The mound is circular in shape on plan and measures c. 26m in diameter. It is rounded in profile and measures c. 0.4m in height.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial rites, social organisation and the environment. The monument retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of both structural evidence and the presence of intact burial or ritual deposits within, and prehistoric ground surfaces preserved below, the barrow.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular in shape and measures 35m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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