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Banc Gorddwr, round barrow on north west side of

A Scheduled Monument in Kerry (Ceri), Powys

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Latitude: 52.4448 / 52°26'41"N

Longitude: -3.3097 / 3°18'34"W

OS Eastings: 311080

OS Northings: 283784

OS Grid: SO110837

Mapcode National: GBR 9S.M3TP

Mapcode Global: VH68H.LT56

Entry Name: Banc Gorddwr, round barrow on NW side of

Scheduled Date: 20 December 2005

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1095

Cadw Legacy ID: RD250

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Kerry (Ceri)

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow, a burial mound probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in open moorland on the NW side of Banc Gorddwr. The grass-covered barrow is circular on plan and measures about 11m in diameter and up to about 1m in height. The barrow appears undisturbed.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The well-preserved monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 25m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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