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Glyn Gath Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Dinas Cross (Dinas), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9926 / 51°59'33"N

Longitude: -4.8901 / 4°53'24"W

OS Eastings: 201672

OS Northings: 236630

OS Grid: SN016366

Mapcode National: GBR CP.JMQ6

Mapcode Global: VH1QP.655S

Entry Name: Glyn Gath Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 12 September 1958

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2703

Cadw Legacy ID: PE312

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Ring cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Dinas Cross (Dinas)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn of earth and stone, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn measures 60ft in diameter and is best preserved at the rim where in one place it stands to a height of 4ft. Elsewhere the general level is 1-2ft above the surrounding ground level.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The feature is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Ring cairns 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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