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Round Barrow south east of Goodwins Row, Efailwen

A Scheduled Monument in Cilymaenllwyd, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9014 / 51°54'4"N

Longitude: -4.706 / 4°42'21"W

OS Eastings: 213928

OS Northings: 225997

OS Grid: SN139259

Mapcode National: GBR CX.QKBZ

Mapcode Global: VH2NM.CGYR

Entry Name: Round Barrow SE of Goodwins Row, Efailwen

Scheduled Date: 30 April 1990

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2173

Cadw Legacy ID: CM244

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Cilymaenllwyd

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

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 c. 20m in diameter and is 0.4-0.6 metres high. Several stones including white quartz have been noted showing up through the surface of the mound.

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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