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Loxidge Tump cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llanveynoe, Herefordshire,

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9569 / 51°57'24"N

Longitude: -3.0363 / 3°2'10"W

OS Eastings: 328884

OS Northings: 229219

OS Grid: SO288292

Mapcode National: GBR F4.LZD7

Mapcode Global: VH78M.B25P

Entry Name: Loxidge Tump cairn

Scheduled Date: 13 March 2003

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3888

Cadw Legacy ID: MM304

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Herefordshire,

Civil Parish: Llanveynoe

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a round cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and is situated within open moorland on a terrace near the summit of Loxidge Tump, on the ridge extending to the N of Hatterrall Hill. The grass-covered stony cairn is circular on plan and measures 6.5m in diameter and about 0.7m in height. There is small hollow in the centre of the cairn, which is presumably the result of antiquarian investigation.

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 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 15m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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