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Latitude: 52.1454 / 52°8'43"N
Longitude: -3.3387 / 3°20'19"W
OS Eastings: 308494
OS Northings: 250520
OS Grid: SO084505
Mapcode National: GBR YR.6VX9
Mapcode Global: VH6B1.2BVQ
Entry Name: Aberedw Hill Round Barrows
Source ID: 2593
Cadw Legacy ID: RD074
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument comprises the remains of four earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrows are circular in shape on plan and have a rounded profile. Barrow A lies c.1250m to the south-west of the other three, at a rather lower level. It stands on the crest of a ridge running south-westwards from the main massif of Aberedw Hill, while Barrows B, C and D are located on its flattish summit, Barrow D occupying the highest point. Barrow A (SO 079 496) is c.22.5m in diameter, and c.2m high; Barrow B (SO 088 505) is c.19m in diameter and c.2m high, Barrow C (SO 086 507) is c.24m in diameter and c.1.6m high, while Barrow D (SO 084 507), which is crowned by a modern OS trig pillar, is c.22m in diameter and 2.5m 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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