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Round Barrow Pair 175m north of Ramswood House

A Scheduled Monument in Rudbaxton, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8502 / 51°51'0"N

Longitude: -4.9233 / 4°55'24"W

OS Eastings: 198753

OS Northings: 220891

OS Grid: SM987208

Mapcode National: GBR CM.TRGG

Mapcode Global: VH1R7.MR2G

Entry Name: Round Barrow Pair 175m N of Ramswood House

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2672

Cadw Legacy ID: PE114

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Rudbaxton

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a prehistoric round barrow pair, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 BC - 800 BC). The barrows are situated in a field of pasture. Barrow 'A' is circular in shape on plan except on the N side where it meets the SW-NE aligned fence. It measures c. 25m in diameter. It has a shallow rounded profile and measures c. 0.3m in height. Barrow 'B' is circular in shape on plan except on the E side where it meets the NNW-SSE aligned fence. It measures c. 26m in diameter. It has tall rounded profile, measuring c. 1.4m in height.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are important relics of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. The importance of the monument is further enhanced by the group value formed by the association between the barrow pair components.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. Area 'A' is centred on Item 'A' (NGR SM 98694 20884). It is circular except on the N side where it meets the SW-NE aligned fence. It measures 33m in diameter. Area 'B' is centred on Item 'B' (NGR SM 98832 20900). It is circular except on the E side where it meets the NNW-SSE aligned fence. It measures 33m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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