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Latitude: 52.084 / 52°5'2"N
Longitude: -3.2217 / 3°13'18"W
OS Eastings: 316379
OS Northings: 243551
OS Grid: SO163435
Mapcode National: GBR YX.BTQF
Mapcode Global: VH6B9.3WN9
Entry Name: Maesgwyn round barrow
Scheduled Date: 22 September 2004
Source ID: 4142
Cadw Legacy ID: RD246
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
Community: Glasbury (Y Clas-ar-wy)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow, a burial mound probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in open moorland on the S-facing slopes of the Begwns. The grass-covered barrow is circular on plan and measures about 19.5m in diameter and up to 1.6m in height. There is a large central crater and an associated spoil heap situated on its SW side.
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 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 26m in diameter.