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Mynydd Cilciffeth Round Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Cwm Gwaun, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9545 / 51°57'16"N

Longitude: -4.8982 / 4°53'53"W

OS Eastings: 200944

OS Northings: 232418

OS Grid: SN009324

Mapcode National: GBR CN.M5P0

Mapcode Global: VH1QW.14VH

Entry Name: Mynydd Cilciffeth Round Barrows

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2051

Cadw Legacy ID: PE293

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Cwm Gwaun

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 measures 45ft in diameter and 7ft high and is saucer shaped, possibly due to antiquarian investigations.

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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