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Crugiau Cemmaes Round Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Nevern (Nanhyfer), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 52.0412 / 52°2'28"N

Longitude: -4.7347 / 4°44'4"W

OS Eastings: 212543

OS Northings: 241624

OS Grid: SN125416

Mapcode National: GBR CW.FJ8N

Mapcode Global: VH2MT.WYBK

Entry Name: Crugiau Cemmaes Round Barrows

Scheduled Date: 1 August 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 346

Cadw Legacy ID: PE197

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Nevern (Nanhyfer)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of four earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The southernmost barrow measures c 21m in diameter by c 3m high, the southern c 21m in diameter by c 3m high, the northern has an unknown diameter and a maximum height of 2.5m where it survives under a hedgebank, and the northernmost is c 20mm in diameter and c 0.2m 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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