Scheduled Monuments- Full Report


Summary Description of a Scheduled Monument


Reference Number
CM073
Name
Crugiau Edryd Round Barrows  
Date of Designation
27/07/1950  
Status
Designated  

Location


Unitary Authority
Carmarthenshire  
Community
Llanybydder  
Easting
253474  
Northing
239480  

Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary  
Site Type
Round barrow  
Period
Prehistoric  

Description


Summary Description and Reason for Designation
The following provides a general description of the Scheduled Ancient Monument. The monument comprises the remains of four earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and are positioned in a line. All have a diameter of 25yds and measure between 4-5ft high except the southern barrow which measures 20yds in diameter and 3ft high. The northernmost barrow and that next to it look to have been disturbed in the centre. The sides of the barrows are steep as if containing a kerb. 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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