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Foresters' Oaks round barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llanvaches (Llanfaches), Newport (Casnewydd)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 4148

Cadw Legacy ID: MM333

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Newport (Casnewydd)

Community: Llanvaches (Llanfaches)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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