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Pant y Menyn Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Cilymaenllwyd, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9024 / 51°54'8"N

Longitude: -4.6998 / 4°41'59"W

OS Eastings: 214359

OS Northings: 226090

OS Grid: SN143260

Mapcode National: GBR CY.Q6X5

Mapcode Global: VH2NM.HG70

Entry Name: Pant y Menyn Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 22 January 2003

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3955

Cadw Legacy ID: CM311

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Cilymaenllwyd

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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 in a low lying position and is visible as a mound of earth some 20m in diameter and 0.75m 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 25m in diameter, centred on the barrow.

Source: Cadw

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