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Crug Cou Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llanarth, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.151 / 52°9'3"N

Longitude: -4.3258 / 4°19'32"W

OS Eastings: 240975

OS Northings: 252853

OS Grid: SN409528

Mapcode National: GBR DF.6PP3

Mapcode Global: VH3K3.Z60C

Entry Name: Crug Cou Round Barrow

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2550

Cadw Legacy ID: CD063

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Llanarth

Traditional County: Cardiganshire


The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The monument is c.30m across and 1m high, apparently much spread by ploughing. A depression in the centre suggests old excavation. The mound appears to be entirely of earth and turf.

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 be 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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