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Round Barrow 400m north of West Orielton

A Scheduled Monument in Hundleton, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.6556 / 51°39'20"N

Longitude: -4.9632 / 4°57'47"W

OS Eastings: 195126

OS Northings: 199359

OS Grid: SR951993

Mapcode National: GBR G7.YLSS

Mapcode Global: VH1S5.XNH5

Entry Name: Round Barrow 400m N of West Orielton

Scheduled Date: 23 February 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1170

Cadw Legacy ID: PE525

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Hundleton

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 permanent pasture towards the bottom of a N facing slope. The mound is circular in shape on plan and measures c. 30m in diameter. It is rounded in profile and measures c. 1m in height. The Hundleton Dry Burrows barrow cemetery (Scheduled Ancient Monument number PE060) lies 400m to the NW.

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 40m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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