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Leachpool Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Rudbaxton, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8334 / 51°50'0"N

Longitude: -4.9434 / 4°56'36"W

OS Eastings: 197296

OS Northings: 219077

OS Grid: SM972190

Mapcode National: GBR CM.VLGT

Mapcode Global: VH1RF.85GT

Entry Name: Leachpool Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 2 April 1962

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3540

Cadw Legacy ID: PE356

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Rudbaxton

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile, measuring 72ft in diameter and 5ft high. It is crossed by a fence dividing two fields, the southern of which is under plough. 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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