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Round Barrow on west Slope of Freni Fawr

A Scheduled Monument in Crymych, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.9858 / 51°59'8"N

Longitude: -4.6235 / 4°37'24"W

OS Eastings: 219946

OS Northings: 235175

OS Grid: SN199351

Mapcode National: GBR D1.K1TK

Mapcode Global: VH2N8.TC31

Entry Name: Round Barrow on W Slope of Freni Fawr

Scheduled Date: 18 June 1952

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 334

Cadw Legacy ID: PE292

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Crymych

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow measures 17m in diameter and is 1.3m high with a dished top, likely the result of disturbance recorded to have occurred in the 19th century when a cist with an urned cremation and traces of a further cremation were discovered.

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.

Source: Cadw

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