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Gilwern Hill round cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Disserth and Trecoed (Dyserth a Thre-coed), Powys

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Latitude: 52.2191 / 52°13'8"N

Longitude: -3.329 / 3°19'44"W

OS Eastings: 309303

OS Northings: 258707

OS Grid: SO093587

Mapcode National: GBR YR.2BW3

Mapcode Global: VH69N.7HY6

Entry Name: Gilwern Hill round cairn

Scheduled Date: 8 March 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1086

Cadw Legacy ID: RD239

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Disserth and Trecoed (Dyserth a Thre-coed)

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in enclosed pasture on a knoll on the leading edge of the SW end of a locally prominent SE-facing ridge on Gilwern Hill. The cairn is circular on plan and measures about 13.5m in diameter and between up to 0.6m in height.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. It 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 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 16m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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