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Crug Perfa Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llangeler, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9814 / 51°58'52"N

Longitude: -4.3955 / 4°23'43"W

OS Eastings: 235579

OS Northings: 234142

OS Grid: SN355341

Mapcode National: GBR DB.KBCS

Mapcode Global: VH3KV.RGMG

Entry Name: Crug Perfa Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 4 July 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2774

Cadw Legacy ID: CM104

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llangeler

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 located in a moorland field. The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile and measures 60ft in diameter and 6ft 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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