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Latitude: 52.0343 / 52°2'3"N
Longitude: -4.1375 / 4°8'14"W
OS Eastings: 253474
OS Northings: 239480
OS Grid: SN534394
Mapcode National: GBR DP.FVSH
Mapcode Global: VH4H8.74JB
Entry Name: Crugiau Edryd Round Barrows
Scheduled Date: 27 July 1950
Source ID: 2763
Cadw Legacy ID: CM073
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of four earthen built round barrows aligned at c.35m intervals north northeast to south southeast and which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The northernmost barrow is 22m in diameter & 1.2m high, the north central barrow 22m in diameter & 1.9m high, the south central barrow, 16m in diameter and 1.1m high and the southernmost barrow 19m in diameter and 1.2m high. Only the southernmost barrow appears previously undisturbed, the sides of the barrows are steep as if containing a kerb.
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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