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Llan-Marlais Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Lampeter Velfrey (Llanbedr Felfre), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.816 / 51°48'57"N

Longitude: -4.644 / 4°38'38"W

OS Eastings: 217848

OS Northings: 216352

OS Grid: SN178163

Mapcode National: GBR D0.WW55

Mapcode Global: VH2P1.GM75

Entry Name: Llan-Marlais Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 25 March 1959

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3074

Cadw Legacy ID: PE327

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Lampeter Velfrey (Llanbedr Felfre)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular on plan and measures c 10m in diameter and c 1.7m in height.

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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