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Round Barrow 110m south west of the Hoyles

A Scheduled Monument in Carew (Caeriw), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.7006 / 51°42'2"N

Longitude: -4.7808 / 4°46'50"W

OS Eastings: 207931

OS Northings: 203868

OS Grid: SN079038

Mapcode National: GBR GC.QT3J

Mapcode Global: VH2PK.2JX5

Entry Name: Round Barrow 110m S W of the Hoyles

Scheduled Date: 26 October 1993

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2745

Cadw Legacy ID: PE453

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Carew (Caeriw)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow, a burial mound, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is well-preserved and apparently untouched. It is almost circular with smooth convex sloping sides and measures 32m in diameter x 2m 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. 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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