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Crug Elwin Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9305 / 51°55'49"N

Longitude: -4.5686 / 4°34'7"W

OS Eastings: 223493

OS Northings: 228888

OS Grid: SN234288

Mapcode National: GBR D3.NHG3

Mapcode Global: VH2NH.RQLZ

Entry Name: Crug Elwin Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 6 July 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2132

Cadw Legacy ID: CM130

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llanboidy

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 measures 70ft in diameter and 8ft 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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