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Latitude: 51.6088 / 51°36'31"N
Longitude: -2.7459 / 2°44'45"W
OS Eastings: 348441
OS Northings: 190259
OS Grid: ST484902
Mapcode National: GBR JJ.9VBT
Mapcode Global: VH87S.CT6K
Entry Name: Crick Round Barrow
Scheduled Date: 7 October 1957
Source ID: 2395
Cadw Legacy ID: MM151
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)
Community: Caerwent (Caer-went)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow, dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 BC - 800 BC). The barrow is circular on plan and measures 45m in diameter and approximately 1.5m high. The monument was partially excavated by H.N. Savory in the late 1930s who discovered two cremation burials in pits below the centre of the monument. One of the burials contained diagnostic flint artefacts (plano-convex knives) which dates them to between 1750 and 1450 BC, the middle Bronze Age. A stone finger ring was also recovered from this burial. Savory's excavations revealed a substantial kerb surrounding the barrow, within which were two cupmarked stones. One stone, located in the SE part of the kerb had 23 cupmarks, while the second, located in the NE part of the kerb, had 17 cupmarks. A low bank, 3.5m wide, surrounded the barrow, outside of which was a V-shaped ditch, 3m wide and 1.5m deep.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of ritual deposits together with environmental and structural evidence. Ring 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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