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Crug-Bychan Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Y Ferwig, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.1282 / 52°7'41"N

Longitude: -4.6624 / 4°39'44"W

OS Eastings: 217857

OS Northings: 251105

OS Grid: SN178511

Mapcode National: GBR CZ.845W

Mapcode Global: VH2MH.4RKX

Entry Name: Crug-Bychan Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 20 September 1949

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 755

Cadw Legacy ID: CD105

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Y Ferwig

Traditional County: Cardiganshire


The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile. It stands on ground sloping slightly towards the north, and is c.36m in diameter and c.2m high. The summit has been disturbed by the removal of material prior to scheduling in 1949, leaving a scar c.8m across and c.1m deep.

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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