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Latitude: 51.6744 / 51°40'27"N
Longitude: -2.7376 / 2°44'15"W
OS Eastings: 349091
OS Northings: 197549
OS Grid: ST490975
Mapcode National: GBR JJ.5Q2Z
Mapcode Global: VH87L.H5LR
Entry Name: Chepstow Park Wood Cairn
Scheduled Date: 29 February 2000
Source ID: 1630
Cadw Legacy ID: MM286
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn measures 11m in diameter and stands 1.3m high at its centre. A central hollow is evidence of disturbance or investigation in the past.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Cairns 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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