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Pen Cerrigdiddos Round Cairns

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0747 / 52°4'29"N

Longitude: -3.8802 / 3°52'48"W

OS Eastings: 271238

OS Northings: 243487

OS Grid: SN712434

Mapcode National: GBR Y1.CD5T

Mapcode Global: VH4H6.P3KV

Entry Name: Pen Cerrigdiddos Round Cairns

Scheduled Date: 13 March 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 835

Cadw Legacy ID: CM305

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 two earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). There is also a white quartz standing stone nearby.

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 rectangle and measures 70m x 100m.

Source: Cadw

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