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Mynydd Myddfai round barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Myddfai, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9526 / 51°57'9"N

Longitude: -3.7385 / 3°44'18"W

OS Eastings: 280619

OS Northings: 229667

OS Grid: SN806296

Mapcode National: GBR Y6.M59M

Mapcode Global: VH5FB.45YY

Entry Name: Mynydd Myddfai round barrow

Scheduled Date: 23 September 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4159

Cadw Legacy ID: CM348

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Myddfai

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

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 both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence. Its importance is further enhanced by the group value formed by its spatial association with similar Bronze Age monuments on the Mynydd Myddfai ridge, including the Mynydd Bach-Trecastell Stone Circles (BR069) situated to the NE and the ring cairn pair situated to the SW (CM349).

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 20m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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