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Latitude: 51.6427 / 51°38'33"N
Longitude: -2.8255 / 2°49'31"W
OS Eastings: 342976
OS Northings: 194091
OS Grid: ST429940
Mapcode National: GBR JF.7L0S
Mapcode Global: VH7B2.ZZ42
Entry Name: Foresters' Oaks round barrow
Scheduled Date: 23 September 2004
Source ID: 4148
Cadw Legacy ID: MM333
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Newport (Casnewydd)
Community: Llanvaches (Llanfaches)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
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 within a clearing within forestry on a slight terrace above the valley containing the Nant y Pridd. The barrow is circular on plan and measures about 16m in diameter and up to 1m in height.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. 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 burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface.
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 20m in diameter.
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