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Crug Bach

A Scheduled Monument in Troedyraur, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.124 / 52°7'26"N

Longitude: -4.3743 / 4°22'27"W

OS Eastings: 237554

OS Northings: 249952

OS Grid: SN375499

Mapcode National: GBR DC.89MG

Mapcode Global: VH3K3.4WB4

Entry Name: Crug Bach

Scheduled Date: 15 September 1949

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3420

Cadw Legacy ID: CD086

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Troedyraur

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile. It is c.18m in diameter and c.1.5m high, with traces of several old shallow pits dug into its top.

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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