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Middle Hendre Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llangattock-Vibon-Avel (Llangatwg Feibion Afel), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.82 / 51°49'12"N

Longitude: -2.7935 / 2°47'36"W

OS Eastings: 345399

OS Northings: 213789

OS Grid: SO453137

Mapcode National: GBR FG.WKPM

Mapcode Global: VH79B.JJJ3

Entry Name: Middle Hendre Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 9 March 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2985

Cadw Legacy ID: MM112

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Llangattock-Vibon-Avel (Llangatwg Feibion Afel)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in plan, 18m in diameter and 1.5m high. It is located on a ridge in the corner of a field, with steep slopes to the N and E. The barrow has been ploughed in the past.

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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