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Cil Haul Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Pen-y-Bont-Fawr (Pen-y-bont-fawr), Powys

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Latitude: 52.7826 / 52°46'57"N

Longitude: -3.3844 / 3°23'3"W

OS Eastings: 306723

OS Northings: 321455

OS Grid: SJ067214

Mapcode National: GBR 6P.XLCZ

Mapcode Global: WH78Z.ZBK4

Entry Name: Cil Haul Barrow

Scheduled Date: 25 February 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1361

Cadw Legacy ID: MG274

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Pen-y-Bont-Fawr (Pen-y-bont-fawr)

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 circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile with a possible ritual platform or ramp at its eastern end.

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 rectangular and measures 25m x 20m, its south-eastern edge 25m from and running parallel with the boundary fence.

Source: Cadw

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