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Latitude: 52.2154 / 52°12'55"N
Longitude: -3.3203 / 3°19'12"W
OS Eastings: 309894
OS Northings: 258290
OS Grid: SO098582
Mapcode National: GBR YS.2F23
Mapcode Global: VH69N.DLK0
Entry Name: Gelli Hill Round Barrow
Source ID: 743
Cadw Legacy ID: RD034
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
Community: Disserth and Trecoed (Dyserth a Thre-coed)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow built of earth and stones, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile. It is situated on the summit of Gelli Hill, and measures c.22m in diameter and c.2.5m high. It has been disturbed by the construction of an OS pillar, which is off-centre to the north-west, and by the digging of two small adjoining circular hollows on the south-west side, the western one of which may be the site of an old antiquarian excavation, since it appears to adjoin traces of a trench c.3m long and c.1.2m wide, running slightly east of north from it.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. 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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