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Crugyn Round Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Kerry (Ceri), Powys

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Latitude: 52.463 / 52°27'46"N

Longitude: -3.3196 / 3°19'10"W

OS Eastings: 310440

OS Northings: 285828

OS Grid: SO104858

Mapcode National: GBR 9S.KTLY

Mapcode Global: VH68H.DCX5

Entry Name: Crugyn Round Barrows

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2006

Cadw Legacy ID: MG122

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Kerry (Ceri)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument comprises the remains of five earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrows lie on the summit of a low hill on the northeastern slopes of Glog Mountain, south of Dolfor.

The barrows are identified alphabetically A-E. Barrow A (SO10365 85864) is the most northwestern of the group. It stands up to 0.75m high in a pasture field, and is surmounted by beech trees. Barrow B (S) 10380 85776) is the most southerly of the group, standing up to 1m high, also surmounted with beech trees. Barrow C (SO 10441 85846) lies within a conifer plantation. It stands up to 2m high. Barrow D (SO 10634 85829) is the most well-preserved and prominant of the group. It stands in a pasture field to the east and stands up to 2.5m high. Barrow E (SO 10543 85829) is situated to the west of Barrow D, lying along the boundary with the conifer plantation. It stands up to 0.7m high, with a diameter of 23m.

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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