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Latitude: 52.2035 / 52°12'12"N
Longitude: -3.2354 / 3°14'7"W
OS Eastings: 315668
OS Northings: 256862
OS Grid: SO156568
Mapcode National: GBR YW.3B2W
Mapcode Global: VH69P.VWX5
Entry Name: Bryn y Maen Round Barrow
Source ID: 1951
Cadw Legacy ID: RD109
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
Community: New Radnor (Maesyfed)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It stands on a plateau to the north-east of the Bryn y Maen stone alignment. The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile, is c.22m in diameter and c.2m high.
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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