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Aberedw Hill Round Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in Llanelwedd, Powys

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Coordinates

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

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2593

Cadw Legacy ID: RD074

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanelwedd

Traditional County: Radnorshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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