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Latitude: 52.1379 / 52°8'16"N
Longitude: -4.3408 / 4°20'26"W
OS Eastings: 239901
OS Northings: 251424
OS Grid: SN399514
Mapcode National: GBR DD.7KXX
Mapcode Global: VH3K3.QJ2G
Entry Name: Blaen Glowen Round Barrow
Scheduled Date: 15 September 1949
Source ID: 2565
Cadw Legacy ID: CD088
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile. It stands c.1.6m high and is c.25m in diameter. It does not appear to have been disturbed, though a hedge bank cuts into its east side.
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 be 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.