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Latitude: 51.6036 / 51°36'12"N
Longitude: -3.1222 / 3°7'19"W
OS Eastings: 322376
OS Northings: 190010
OS Grid: ST223900
Mapcode National: GBR J0.B3D1
Mapcode Global: VH6DN.TYSL
Entry Name: Begwns Round Barrow, Mynydd Machen
Scheduled Date: 2 December 1935
Source ID: 589
Cadw Legacy ID: MM071
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Caerphilly (Caerffili)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The following is a general description of the Scheduled Ancient Monument.
The monument comprises the remains of an earth and stone-built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The site is situated on the summit of Mynydd Machen and has a Trig Point on top of it. It is circular in plan, 17m in diameter and 2.5m high with a flat top.
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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