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Block Wood Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Kerry (Ceri), Powys

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Latitude: 52.4683 / 52°28'5"N

Longitude: -3.2488 / 3°14'55"W

OS Eastings: 315264

OS Northings: 286332

OS Grid: SO152863

Mapcode National: GBR 9W.KLS7

Mapcode Global: VH68J.M7V3

Entry Name: Block Wood Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 22 November 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1680

Cadw Legacy ID: MG256

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Kerry (Ceri)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


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 situated within forestry and measures 20m in diameter and stands to a height of 2m.

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. It is a circle measuring 26m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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