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Garn-Fawr Tumuli & Enclosure

A Scheduled Monument in Newchurch and Merthyr (Llannewydd a Merthyr), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 2098

Cadw Legacy ID: CM038

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Newchurch and Merthyr (Llannewydd a Merthyr)

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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