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Mynydd Herbert Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5057 / 51°30'20"N

Longitude: -3.6564 / 3°39'22"W

OS Eastings: 285137

OS Northings: 179835

OS Grid: SS851798

Mapcode National: GBR H9.J70Z

Mapcode Global: VH5HH.KFW1

Entry Name: Mynydd Herbert Round Barrow

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2232

Cadw Legacy ID: GM025

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

Community: Merthyr Mawr

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and measures about 20m in diameter and 2.2m in height and is scattered with blocks of local limestone many of which are likely to be the result of recent field clearance.

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.

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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