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Latitude: 52.2227 / 52°13'21"N
Longitude: -3.3211 / 3°19'16"W
OS Eastings: 309851
OS Northings: 259101
OS Grid: SO098591
Mapcode National: GBR YS.20TT
Mapcode Global: VH69N.DD3D
Entry Name: Gilwern Hill, round cairn on NE of
Scheduled Date: 28 August 2007
Source ID: 1087
Cadw Legacy ID: RD240
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
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 moorland on the central summit of Gilwern Hill. The cairn measures about 16m in diameter and up to 1.5m in height. A possible satellite burial cairn is situated immediately to the NW, measuring about 7.5m in diameter by up to 0.5m in height.
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 buried prehistoric land surfaces.
The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is rectangular and measures 35m from NW to SE by 20m transversely.
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