Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Mynydd Castlebythe Ring Barrow

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

We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 51.9302 / 51°55'48"N

Longitude: -4.8701 / 4°52'12"W

OS Eastings: 202768

OS Northings: 229633

OS Grid: SN027296

Mapcode National: GBR CQ.NDNS

Mapcode Global: VH1QW.JRQ6

Entry Name: Mynydd Castlebythe Ring Barrow

Scheduled Date: 11 December 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1160

Cadw Legacy ID: PE517

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Ring barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Puncheston (Cas-mael)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of a ring barrow, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within open heathland near the summit of Mynydd Castlebythe. The well-preserved ring barrow is circular on plan and measures c. 16m in diameter. The bank measures c. 4.0m in width and 0.5m in height. A curvilinear area of reed growth outside the S perimeter of the earthwork suggests the presence of a ditch.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of ritual deposits together with environmental and structural evidence. Its importance is further enhanced by the group value formed by its spatial association with two Bronze Age round barrows on the summit of Mynydd Castlebythe.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 35m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.