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Crug Ieuan Round Barrow

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9539 / 51°57'14"N

Longitude: -4.4571 / 4°27'25"W

OS Eastings: 231247

OS Northings: 231233

OS Grid: SN312312

Mapcode National: GBR D8.M12L

Mapcode Global: VH3L0.P4KY

Entry Name: Crug Ieuan Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 2 August 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2114

Cadw Legacy ID: CM092

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) and stands at the corner of a field. The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile, measuring 20m in diameter and up to 2.8m 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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