Scheduled Monuments- Full Report


Summary Description of a Scheduled Monument


Reference Number
CM088
Name
Castle Heli Mound  
Date of Designation
18/05/1950  
Status
Designated  

Location


Unitary Authority
Carmarthenshire  
Community
Eglwyscummin  
Easting
219349  
Northing
210509  

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 an earthen round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular on plan measuring about 20m in diameter and up to 3.5m in height. Cremation remains were found upon excavation in 1889. 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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