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Maes-y-Hwyaid Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Welsh St. Donats (Llanddunwyd), Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

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Latitude: 51.4658 / 51°27'56"N

Longitude: -3.3888 / 3°23'19"W

OS Eastings: 303620

OS Northings: 175007

OS Grid: ST036750

Mapcode National: GBR HN.LVP9

Mapcode Global: VH6F9.6FT5

Entry Name: Maes-y-Hwyaid Round Barrow

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2278

Cadw Legacy ID: GM321

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

Community: Welsh St. Donats (Llanddunwyd)

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is situated on ground sloping gently to the south near the edge of a field. The barrow is a low mound measuring 23m in diameter with a maximum height of 0.7m on the east side.

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.

Source: Cadw

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