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Fron Ddu Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Pontarfynach, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3756 / 52°22'32"N

Longitude: -3.9077 / 3°54'27"W

OS Eastings: 270231

OS Northings: 276992

OS Grid: SN702769

Mapcode National: GBR 90.RDHQ

Mapcode Global: VH4FN.7K08

Entry Name: Fron Ddu Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 20 November 1961

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 512

Cadw Legacy ID: CD124

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Pontarfynach

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile with a slight hollow in the centre. It is c.13m in diameter and c.1.4 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 be 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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