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Latitude: 52.0294 / 52°1'46"N
Longitude: -3.5324 / 3°31'56"W
OS Eastings: 294968
OS Northings: 237890
OS Grid: SN949378
Mapcode National: GBR YH.G8FS
Mapcode Global: VH5F1.Q8F2
Entry Name: Y Crug Round Barrow SSW of Aber-Criban
Source ID: 789
Cadw Legacy ID: BR106
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
Community: Merthyr Cynog
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The site comprises a round cairn, 15m in diameter and 1.5m high with an old post and wire fence running across the top. The site is located in an area of unimproved grazing.
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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