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Bronze Age round barrow north west of Glan-marteg

A Scheduled Monument in St. Harmon (Saint Harmon), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3551 / 52°21'18"N

Longitude: -3.4804 / 3°28'49"W

OS Eastings: 299270

OS Northings: 274034

OS Grid: SN992740

Mapcode National: GBR 9K.SPRZ

Mapcode Global: VH5CJ.M2DF

Entry Name: Bronze Age round barrow NW of Glan-marteg

Scheduled Date: 31 August 2001

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3862

Cadw Legacy ID: RD042

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: St. Harmon (Saint Harmon)

Traditional County: Radnorshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow measures 21m in diameter at its base and rises to a central height of over 1m. Four smaller barrows, which may be contemporary, are located a short distance to the north.

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 with a diameter of 28m, centred on the cairn.

Source: Cadw

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