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Nantiwrch round barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Cynwyl Gaeo, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 4200

Cadw Legacy ID: CM360

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Cynwyl Gaeo

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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