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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 ID: 3506
Cadw Legacy ID: GM188
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
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.
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