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New House Round Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Lampeter Velfrey (Llanbedr Felfre), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7714 / 51°46'16"N

Longitude: -4.6701 / 4°40'12"W

OS Eastings: 215870

OS Northings: 211449

OS Grid: SN158114

Mapcode National: GBR CZ.ZN7S

Mapcode Global: VH2P7.0QGY

Entry Name: New House Round Barrows

Scheduled Date: 18 May 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2679

Cadw Legacy ID: PE178

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Lampeter Velfrey (Llanbedr Felfre)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is located in between two other barrows and measures 18m in diameter and 0.4m high.

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. It is a circle and measures 30m in diameter, centred on the barrow.

Source: Cadw

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