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Mynydd Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.9974 / 51°59'50"N

Longitude: -4.1829 / 4°10'58"W

OS Eastings: 250231

OS Northings: 235466

OS Grid: SN502354

Mapcode National: GBR DM.J92Y

Mapcode Global: VH3KZ.G204

Entry Name: Mynydd Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 8 October 1952

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2144

Cadw Legacy ID: CM164

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument comprises the remains of an earth and stone built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow has been disturbed and is irregular in shape measuring about 15m in diameter and 0.8m in height. It has an ordnance survey triangulation pillar at its centre. .

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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