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Good Hook Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Uzmaston, Boulston and Slebech (Uzmaston, Boulston a Slebets), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.811 / 51°48'39"N

Longitude: -4.9213 / 4°55'16"W

OS Eastings: 198718

OS Northings: 216523

OS Grid: SM987165

Mapcode National: GBR CM.X5Z4

Mapcode Global: VH1RF.NR51

Entry Name: Good Hook Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 6 November 1959

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2058

Cadw Legacy ID: PE330

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Uzmaston, Boulston and Slebech (Uzmaston, Boulston a Slebets)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow measures c 30m in diameter and is c 0.5m in height. Excavation in 1965 produced an urn resting on a quern and protected by a small cairn. This contained the cremated remains of four individuals; one adult, one adolescent and two children.

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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