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Pengawse Ring Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llanddewi Velfrey (Llanddewi Efelffre), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.8235 / 51°49'24"N

Longitude: -4.6539 / 4°39'14"W

OS Eastings: 217199

OS Northings: 217201

OS Grid: SN171172

Mapcode National: GBR D0.W69F

Mapcode Global: VH2P1.9F1H

Entry Name: Pengawse Ring Cairn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2725

Cadw Legacy ID: PE390

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Ring barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Llanddewi Velfrey (Llanddewi Efelffre)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and which survives as a. crop mark indicating the surrounding ditch measuring c 20m in diameter and 2m wide.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The feature is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Ring cairns 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.

Source: Cadw

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