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Latitude: 51.6641 / 51°39'50"N
Longitude: -4.0176 / 4°1'3"W
OS Eastings: 260558
OS Northings: 198072
OS Grid: SS605980
Mapcode National: GBR GW.S4CZ
Mapcode Global: VH4K2.9FYN
Entry Name: Garn Goch Round Barrow
Source ID: 146
Cadw Legacy ID: GM199
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Swansea (Abertawe)
Community: Penllergaer (Penlle'r-gaer)
Built-Up Area: Gorseinon
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is grass covered and measures 29.9m in diameter by 0.9m-1.7m high. The centre has been dug away and the foundations of a stone and brick building 4m square are visible. The mound was excavated in 1855 and found to contain a number of burials.
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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