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Banc Gorddwr, round barrow on south side of

A Scheduled Monument in Llanbadarn Fynydd, Powys

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Latitude: 52.4377 / 52°26'15"N

Longitude: -3.3079 / 3°18'28"W

OS Eastings: 311183

OS Northings: 283000

OS Grid: SO111830

Mapcode National: GBR 9S.MJ7D

Mapcode Global: VH68H.MZ2M

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

Scheduled Date: 20 December 2005

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4215

Cadw Legacy ID: RD251

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanbadarn Fynydd

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 20m in diameter and up to about 0.9m in height. The surface of the barrow is hollowed and pitted, probably the result of robbing in the past. However, the majority of the base of the barrow remains well-defined and intact.

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 28m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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