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Crugiau Leir Round Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Llanllwni, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 2143

Cadw Legacy ID: CM163

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llanllwni

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of two earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The northern barrow measures 80ft in diameter and 6ft high with a slightly concave top and white quartz stone protruding. The southern barrow measures 70ft in diameter and 5ft 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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