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Crugiau Round Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Clynderwen (Clunderwen), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8523 / 51°51'8"N

Longitude: -4.7271 / 4°43'37"W

OS Eastings: 212277

OS Northings: 220593

OS Grid: SN122205

Mapcode National: GBR CX.TD4Z

Mapcode Global: VH2NT.0PVX

Entry Name: Crugiau Round Barrows

Scheduled Date: 31 October 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3952

Cadw Legacy ID: CM309

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Clynderwen (Clunderwen)

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). Both monuments are situated in a low-lying position and comprise a mound of earth some 25m in diameter and 1.0m high. They are separated by a prominent field bank, barrow I standing to the north, barrow II to the south.

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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