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Crug Gwyn Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9638 / 51°57'49"N

Longitude: -4.3294 / 4°19'45"W

OS Eastings: 240061

OS Northings: 232041

OS Grid: SN400320

Mapcode National: GBR DF.LGSH

Mapcode Global: VH3KW.XW3Y

Entry Name: Crug Gwyn Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 4 July 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2126

Cadw Legacy ID: CM117

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Cynwyl Elfed

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 barrowmeasures 75ft in diameter and stands upto 3ft high with a kerb of whicte boulders some of which measure 4ft square. The surface of the barrow has been disturbed.

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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