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Ergyd Uchaf Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Tai-bach, Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

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Latitude: 51.586 / 51°35'9"N

Longitude: -3.7246 / 3°43'28"W

OS Eastings: 280614

OS Northings: 188872

OS Grid: SS806888

Mapcode National: GBR H6.C7VX

Mapcode Global: VH5H2.DDBH

Entry Name: Ergyd Uchaf Round Barrow

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2250

Cadw Legacy ID: GM159

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

Community: Tai-bach

Traditional County: Glamorgan


This monument comprises the remains of a round barrow dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2400 - 800 BC). It lies 300m above sea level on flat ground. The circular grass mound measures approx. 12m in diameter and 1.6m high. A central hollow in which stones are visible is located in the top of the barrow and measures approx. 3m in diameter and 1m deep. This is probably the result of past robbing or antiquarian exploration. No ditch is visible around the mound.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. 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 and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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