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Cwm Bwch round barrow pair

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfihangel Rhydithon (Llanfihangel Rhydieithon), Powys

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Latitude: 52.2766 / 52°16'35"N

Longitude: -3.2095 / 3°12'34"W

OS Eastings: 317578

OS Northings: 264958

OS Grid: SO175649

Mapcode National: GBR 9X.YQJ1

Mapcode Global: VH69J.B14L

Entry Name: Cwm Bwch round barrow pair

Scheduled Date: 21 October 2005

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3651

Cadw Legacy ID: RD255

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanfihangel Rhydithon (Llanfihangel Rhydieithon)

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow, a burial mound probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in enclosed moorland on the edge of a prominent W-facing terrace on the summit of a ridge within Radnor Forest. The grass and heather-covered round barrow is circular on plan and measures about 12.5m in diameter and up to 1.2m in height. The barrow appears to be largely undisturbed and has a well-defined rounded profile.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The well-preserved 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 and environmental and structural evidence.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 24m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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