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Llwyn-Ceubren Round Barrow

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

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Latitude: 52.2213 / 52°13'16"N

Longitude: -3.3773 / 3°22'38"W

OS Eastings: 306010

OS Northings: 259010

OS Grid: SO060590

Mapcode National: GBR YP.2BWF

Mapcode Global: VH69M.DFXJ

Entry Name: Llwyn-Ceubren Round Barrow

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 501

Cadw Legacy ID: RD127

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

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

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument consists of the remains of a burnt mound, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2,300BC - 800BC). A burnt mound is an accumulation of burnt (fire-crazed) stones, ash and charcoal, usually sited next to a river or lake, with hearths and/or some form of trough or basin capable of holding water either within the mound or adjacent to it. This mound lies in a typical location, at the foot of a local slope, and is roughly crescent-shaped, opening towards the stream on its west. It measures c.13m north-south (though the northern side is not well defined) by c.12.5m, and is c.0.8m high. A circular depression in the top measures c.1.5m in diameter and is c.0.25m deep. Animal disturbance has revealed fire-cracked stone and black earth in the interior.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual and funerary practices. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and environmental evidence. A burnt mound 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.

Source: Cadw

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