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Marsh Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Puncheston (Cas-mael), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9408 / 51°56'26"N

Longitude: -4.9022 / 4°54'7"W

OS Eastings: 200611

OS Northings: 230902

OS Grid: SN006309

Mapcode National: GBR CN.MYJ6

Mapcode Global: VH1QV.ZH81

Entry Name: Marsh Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 18 March 1960

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3542

Cadw Legacy ID: PE341

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Puncheston (Cas-mael)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow, a burial mound probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in the corner of a small pasture field close to the road. The grass-covered barrow is a well-defined circular grass covered mound circa 15m diameter and about 0.75m high.

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. 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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