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Crug y Deyrn Burial Chamber

A Scheduled Monument in Trelech (Tre-lech), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.8974 / 51°53'50"N

Longitude: -4.4817 / 4°28'54"W

OS Eastings: 229341

OS Northings: 225005

OS Grid: SN293250

Mapcode National: GBR D7.QLYY

Mapcode Global: VH3L6.8KJT

Entry Name: Crug y Deyrn Burial Chamber

Scheduled Date: 6 July 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 666

Cadw Legacy ID: CM127

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Trelech (Tre-lech)

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 is grass covered and measures 80ft in diameter and 10ft high. The inside of the top of the mound has been dug away to a depth of 5ft, revealing the upper surface of a very large coverstone.

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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