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Latitude: 52.0386 / 52°2'18"N
Longitude: -3.8817 / 3°52'54"W
OS Eastings: 271031
OS Northings: 239468
OS Grid: SN710394
Mapcode National: GBR Y0.FRSZ
Mapcode Global: VH4HD.N1S1
Entry Name: Nantiwrch round barrow
Scheduled Date: 28 June 2005
Source ID: 4200
Cadw Legacy ID: CM360
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Cynwyl Gaeo
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow, a burial monument probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within enclosed pasture on the rounded summit above and to the E of Nantiwrch. The earth and stone barrow is circular on plan and measures about 15.5m in diameter and up to 0.5m in height. Although denuded by ploughing and stone robbing in the past, the base of this barrow remains substantially intact.
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.
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 25m in diameter.
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