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Latitude: 51.9087 / 51°54'31"N
Longitude: -4.5979 / 4°35'52"W
OS Eastings: 221396
OS Northings: 226543
OS Grid: SN213265
Mapcode National: GBR D2.PVKM
Mapcode Global: VH2NP.8943
Entry Name: Crug Hywel Round Barrow
Scheduled Date: 6 July 1951
Source ID: 2133
Cadw Legacy ID: CM132
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
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 c.15m in diameter and 1.2m high, its circumference has been truncated by ploughing and the barrow is topped by a recent clearance cairn.
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.
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