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Latitude: 52.5 / 52°29'59"N
Longitude: -3.11 / 3°6'35"W
OS Eastings: 324746
OS Northings: 289696
OS Grid: SO247896
Mapcode National: GBR B1.HR03
Mapcode Global: VH75W.1FQC
Entry Name: Mellington Hill Round Barrow
Scheduled Date: 31 August 2001
Source ID: 3852
Cadw Legacy ID: MG284
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
Civil Parish: Mainstone
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Churchstoke
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and stand in a prominent position on the summit of Mellington Hill. The barrow measures 27m in diameter and 2m high.
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. It is a circle with a radius of 16m, centred on the cairn.
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