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Barrow Group west of Staylittle

A Scheduled Monument in Trefeglwys, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5135 / 52°30'48"N

Longitude: -3.6546 / 3°39'16"W

OS Eastings: 287811

OS Northings: 291906

OS Grid: SN878919

Mapcode National: GBR 9B.GNW8

Mapcode Global: VH5BN.L3T0

Entry Name: Barrow Group W of Staylittle

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 490

Cadw Legacy ID: MG171

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Trefeglwys

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The following comprises a general description of the scheduled ancient monument.

The monument comprises the remains of six prehistoric round barrows, burial mounds probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). The six barrows are identified by the letters A-F, and occupy gently sloping and valley bottom ground to the northwest of Llyn Clwedog.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are important relics of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence. Barrow fields 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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