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Latitude: 52.0118 / 52°0'42"N
Longitude: -4.1847 / 4°11'4"W
OS Eastings: 250162
OS Northings: 237075
OS Grid: SN501370
Mapcode National: GBR DM.HGMX
Mapcode Global: VH3KS.FP3L
Entry Name: Crugiau Leir Round Barrows
Scheduled Date: 8 October 1952
Source ID: 2143
Cadw Legacy ID: CM163
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of two earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrows are aligned north northwest to south southeast and are approximately 100m apart. The northern barrow measures 30m in diameter and is 1.9m high with a slightly concave top and white quartz stone protruding. The southern barrow measures 21m in diameter and is 1.6m high also with a concave top and white quartz stones visible.
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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