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Latitude: 51.6014 / 51°36'5"N
Longitude: -4.1514 / 4°9'5"W
OS Eastings: 251095
OS Northings: 191370
OS Grid: SS510913
Mapcode National: GBR GT.0515
Mapcode Global: VH4KD.005N
Entry Name: Pen-y-Crug Round Barrow
Scheduled Date: 24 May 1938
Source ID: 1141
Cadw Legacy ID: GM153
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Swansea (Abertawe)
Community: Llanrhidian Lower (Llanrhidian Isaf)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is situated in low-lying marshy land. The barrow is grass covered and measures 27m in diameter by 1.8m high. There is a hollow on the top measuring 9m in diameter by 0.8m deep.
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.
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