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Latitude: 51.893 / 51°53'34"N
Longitude: -4.3316 / 4°19'53"W
OS Eastings: 239658
OS Northings: 224172
OS Grid: SN396241
Mapcode National: GBR DF.QVLW
Mapcode Global: VH3L8.VPY6
Entry Name: Garn-Fawr Tumuli & Enclosure
Scheduled Date: 3 September 1934
Source ID: 2098
Cadw Legacy ID: CM038
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Newchurch and Merthyr (Llannewydd a Merthyr)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of two earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The first barrow measures 39yds in diameter x 5ft high. The second barrow is located east of the above and measures 35yds in diameter and 4ft 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 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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