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Latitude: 51.8486 / 51°50'54"N
Longitude: -3.6853 / 3°41'6"W
OS Eastings: 284012
OS Northings: 218005
OS Grid: SN840180
Mapcode National: GBR Y9.TLJ5
Mapcode Global: VH5FR.2SLR
Entry Name: Burnt Mound South of Fan Hir
Scheduled Date: 8 April 1999
Source ID: 1576
Cadw Legacy ID: BR257
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Burnt mound
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument consists of the remains of a crescent shaped mound, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2,300BC - 800BC). A burnt mound is an accumulation of burnt (fire-crazed) stones, ash and charcoal, usually sited next to a river or lake, with hearths and/or some form of trough or basin capable of holding water either within the mound or adjacent to it. The mound measures 7.5m (N-S) by 6m and stands to a height of 1.5m. It is located in an area of marginal upland close to the side of a small stream.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual and funerary practices. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and environmental evidence. A burnt mound 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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