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Latitude: 51.9111 / 51°54'39"N
Longitude: -4.6154 / 4°36'55"W
OS Eastings: 220200
OS Northings: 226852
OS Grid: SN202268
Mapcode National: GBR D1.PXG6
Mapcode Global: VH2NN.Y7C8
Entry Name: Two Round Barrows near Crossroads N of Eglwsfair-a-Churig Church
Scheduled Date: 6 July 1951
Source ID: 430
Cadw Legacy ID: CM134
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of two earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The southern barrow measures 50ft in diameter and 8ft high. Its sides are steep, possibly caused by ploughing. The northern barrow is misshapen and measures 60ft in diameter and 3ft high.
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.
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