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Linney Head Tumulus

A Scheduled Monument in Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6317 / 51°37'54"N

Longitude: -5.0521 / 5°3'7"W

OS Eastings: 188866

OS Northings: 196958

OS Grid: SR888969

Mapcode National: GBR G6.21BS

Mapcode Global: VH1SB.C7ZZ

Entry Name: Linney Head Tumulus

Scheduled Date: 5 September 1995

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3294

Cadw Legacy ID: PE468

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)

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) and stands on a limestone plateau on the southern edge of Frainslake Bay. The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile, measuring c 7.5m in diameter and 0.9m high. It is a grassy mound with traces of a limestone kerb, with a flat c 3m diameter.

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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