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Trichrug round cairns

A Scheduled Monument in Llangadog, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8899 / 51°53'23"N

Longitude: -3.8914 / 3°53'29"W

OS Eastings: 269932

OS Northings: 222953

OS Grid: SN699229

Mapcode National: GBR Y0.R3DP

Mapcode Global: VH4HZ.HRMK

Entry Name: Trichrug round cairns

Scheduled Date: 1 August 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4111

Cadw Legacy ID: CM327

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llangadog

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of three burial cairns, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within rough grazing on the summit of Trichrug hill. The cairns are circular on plan. The north easternmost cairn (Item A: SN 6997 2299), which is the largest and best preserved, measures about 18m in diameter and up to 2m in height. The central cairn (Item B: SN 6994 2295) measures about 12m in diameter and up to 0.3m in height. The south westernmost cairn (Item C: SN 6990 2292) measures about 12m in diameter and up to 1m in height. Stone has been robbed from the cairns and used to construct the overlying drystone wall.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. Area A (SN 6997 2299) is circular and measures 30m in diameter. Area B (SN 6994 2295) is circular and measures 25m in diameter. Area C (SN 6990 2292) is circular and measures 25m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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