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Nash Point Round Barrows

A Scheduled Monument in St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd), Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

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Latitude: 51.4115 / 51°24'41"N

Longitude: -3.5625 / 3°33'45"W

OS Eastings: 291426

OS Northings: 169207

OS Grid: SS914692

Mapcode National: GBR HF.Q6MC

Mapcode Global: VH5HY.6SHB

Entry Name: Nash Point Round Barrows

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3376

Cadw Legacy ID: GM114

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

Community: St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd)

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument comprises the remains of four earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). They are located on the cliff top with commanding views out to sea.

Barrow A - The barrow is grass covered and measures 11m in diameter by 1m high.

Barrow B - The barrow is grass covered and measures 9m in diameter by 0.3m high.

Barrow C - It is grass covered and measures 11m in diameter by 1m high.

Barrow D - It is grass covered and measures 21m in diameter by 0.7m 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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