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Round Barrow south of Rosemary Lane

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7127 / 51°42'45"N

Longitude: -4.8352 / 4°50'6"W

OS Eastings: 204230

OS Northings: 205362

OS Grid: SN042053

Mapcode National: GBR GB.8BKL

Mapcode Global: VH2PJ.46PV

Entry Name: Round Barrow S of Rosemary Lane

Scheduled Date: 3 November 1959

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3079

Cadw Legacy ID: PE329

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Carew (Caeriw)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile and measures c 30m in diameter and 0.8m high. An eye witness account suggests a burial accompanied by metal grave goods was exposed beneath a stone slab during drainage works in the 1880's.

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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