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Crug Ebolion

A Scheduled Monument in Trelech (Tre-lech), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9578 / 51°57'28"N

Longitude: -4.5194 / 4°31'9"W

OS Eastings: 226983

OS Northings: 231809

OS Grid: SN269318

Mapcode National: GBR D5.LX81

Mapcode Global: VH2NJ.M14Z

Entry Name: Crug Ebolion

Scheduled Date: 2 August 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2772

Cadw Legacy ID: CM093

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Trelech (Tre-lech)

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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 measuring 80ft in diameter and 5ft high.

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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