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Latitude: 52.677 / 52°40'37"N
Longitude: -3.0466 / 3°2'47"W
OS Eastings: 329335
OS Northings: 309326
OS Grid: SJ293093
Mapcode National: GBR B4.4GLV
Mapcode Global: WH8BP.5ZH3
Entry Name: Knaps Barrows
Scheduled Date: 10 October 1989
Source ID: 161
Cadw Legacy ID: MG213
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
Community: Trewern (Tre-wern)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains of two earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrows are circular in shape on plan and have a rounded profile. Barrow A is c. 26.5m in diameter and c. 2.3m in height, and apparently undisturbed. Barrow B is a fairly well-preserved round barrow, with dimensions of c. 18.6m in diameter and c. 1m in height, and bisected N-S by a shallow depression.
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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