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Latitude: 51.957 / 51°57'25"N
Longitude: -4.4827 / 4°28'57"W
OS Eastings: 229504
OS Northings: 231640
OS Grid: SN295316
Mapcode National: GBR D7.LSWP
Mapcode Global: VH3L0.821K
Entry Name: Trichrug Round Barrows
Scheduled Date: 2 August 1950
Source ID: 2771
Cadw Legacy ID: CM090
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Trelech (Tre-lech)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of three earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). From west to east, the western barrow measures 45ft in diameter and 3ft high. The middle barrow measures 60ft in diameter and 5ft high and the eastern barrow measures 40ft in diameter and 3ft high. All appear to be undisturbed, but have been recently ploughed.
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.