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Coed y Dinas Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Welshpool (Y Trallwng), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6458 / 52°38'44"N

Longitude: -3.149 / 3°8'56"W

OS Eastings: 322355

OS Northings: 305963

OS Grid: SJ223059

Mapcode National: GBR B0.6FBZ

Mapcode Global: WH79P.LRPH

Entry Name: Coed y Dinas Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 22 April 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1367

Cadw Legacy ID: MG281

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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 is located in a low-lying position and measures 25m in diameter x 0.5m 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. It is a circle and measures 27m in diameter, centred on the barrow.

Source: Cadw

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