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Nant Sais Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llangeler, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.9795 / 51°58'46"N

Longitude: -4.4132 / 4°24'47"W

OS Eastings: 234358

OS Northings: 233973

OS Grid: SN343339

Mapcode National: GBR D9.KKZ0

Mapcode Global: VH3KV.GH8W

Entry Name: Nant Sais Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 4 July 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 669

Cadw Legacy ID: CM106

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llangeler

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and are located within a moorland field. The barrow measures 50ft in diameter and 5ft high. There is a depression across the centre, which may have ben cauised by an old trench.

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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