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Garness Farm, round barrow 400m to south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Eglwyscummin (Eglwys Gymyn), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7406 / 51°44'26"N

Longitude: -4.5897 / 4°35'22"W

OS Eastings: 221296

OS Northings: 207833

OS Grid: SN212078

Mapcode National: GBR GH.JHCK

Mapcode Global: VH2PG.DHGZ

Entry Name: Garness Farm, round barrow 400m to SW of

Scheduled Date: 17 February 2003

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1070

Cadw Legacy ID: CM321

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Eglwyscummin (Eglwys Gymyn)

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated on a SW-facing terrace within disturbed pasture on the coast above the Marros Sands. The grass-covered stony mound is circular on plan and measures about 9.5m in diameter and up to 0.7m in height. A shallow ditch is visible around the S side (from the NW around to the E), measuring up to 2m in width. The cairn has a central area of disturbance, measuring about 3m in diameter and 0.4m in depth; and a further area of disturbance in the W side.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 20m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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