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Corston Beacon Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Hundleton, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.6598 / 51°39'35"N

Longitude: -4.9897 / 4°59'22"W

OS Eastings: 193315

OS Northings: 199904

OS Grid: SR933999

Mapcode National: GBR G6.ZKSF

Mapcode Global: VH1S5.GJHY

Entry Name: Corston Beacon Round Barrow

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3023

Cadw Legacy ID: PE059

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Hundleton

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is a low ploughed out mound that measures 28m in diameter and is 1m high. Excavation in 1927 revealed a large central cist set into the old ground surface containing an extended skeleton accompanied by a bronze dagger.

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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