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Round Barrow 300m north west of Tallyho

A Scheduled Monument in Freystrop, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.7514 / 51°45'5"N

Longitude: -4.9519 / 4°57'6"W

OS Eastings: 196339

OS Northings: 209985

OS Grid: SM963099

Mapcode National: GBR G7.RXCY

Mapcode Global: VH1RT.37ZP

Entry Name: Round Barrow 300m NW of Tallyho

Scheduled Date: 23 February 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1169

Cadw Legacy ID: PE526

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Freystrop

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric round barrow, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 BC - 800 BC). The grass-covered barrow is situated in an enclosed field of pasture on a gentle SE facing slope. The mound is circular in shape on plan and measures c. 26m in diameter. It is rounded in profile and measures c. 0.4m in height.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial rites, social organisation and the environment. The monument retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of both structural evidence and the presence of intact burial or ritual deposits within, and prehistoric ground surfaces preserved below, the barrow.

The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular in shape and measures 35m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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