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Crug 460m WSW of Brynamlwg, Pencader

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfihangel-ar-Arth (Llanfihangel-ar-arth), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0017 / 52°0'6"N

Longitude: -4.288 / 4°17'16"W

OS Eastings: 243032

OS Northings: 236168

OS Grid: SN430361

Mapcode National: GBR DH.J109

Mapcode Global: VH3KQ.MYFC

Entry Name: Crug 460m WSW of Brynamlwg, Pencader

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 680

Cadw Legacy ID: CM036

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Ring cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llanfihangel-ar-Arth (Llanfihangel-ar-arth)

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn of earth and stone, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC), lying in enclosed but unbroken ground covered with heather and grass. The cairn is 14m in diameter with some stone exposed on its surface; it stands a maximum height of 0.7m above the surrounding field. A large recumbent stone which rests within the cairn has been placed there within the site in very recent years.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The feature is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Ring cairns 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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