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Latitude: 51.9869 / 51°59'12"N
Longitude: -4.3724 / 4°22'20"W
OS Eastings: 237187
OS Northings: 234704
OS Grid: SN371347
Mapcode National: GBR DC.JXTR
Mapcode Global: VH3KW.5BB6
Entry Name: Crug Tarw
Scheduled Date: 4 July 1951
Source ID: 2119
Cadw Legacy ID: CM103
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) and is 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. There is a 4ft deep pit in the centre and traces of old trenches in the sides. Remains of a ditch can be seen on the south side.
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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