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Two Round Barrows near Crossroads north of Eglwsfair-a-Churig Church

A Scheduled Monument in Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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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: Cadw

Source ID: 430

Cadw Legacy ID: CM134

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llanboidy

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.

Source: Cadw

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