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Morfa House Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr), Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4202 / 51°25'12"N

Longitude: -3.4976 / 3°29'51"W

OS Eastings: 295958

OS Northings: 170086

OS Grid: SS959700

Mapcode National: GBR HH.PQYK

Mapcode Global: VH5HZ.BK9M

Entry Name: Morfa House Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 2 June 1949

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3506

Cadw Legacy ID: GM188

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is grass covered and measures c. 31m in diameter by 0.8m 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.

Source: Cadw

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