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Garreg Wen round barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Cenarth, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.9608 / 51°57'38"N

Longitude: -4.4882 / 4°29'17"W

OS Eastings: 229137

OS Northings: 232072

OS Grid: SN291320

Mapcode National: GBR D6.LRC9

Mapcode Global: VH3KT.5Z37

Entry Name: Garreg Wen round barrow

Scheduled Date: 7 February 2003

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3986

Cadw Legacy ID: CM318

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Cenarth

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a large prehistoric round barrow, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). The grass-covered barrow is situated in improved pasture and is circular on plan, measuring about 23m in diameter and up to 0.7m in height.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial rites, social organisation and the environment. The feature is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of both structural evidence and the presence of intact burial or ritual deposits.

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 28m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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