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Latitude: 51.8385 / 51°50'18"N
Longitude: -3.3185 / 3°19'6"W
OS Eastings: 309256
OS Northings: 216370
OS Grid: SO092163
Mapcode National: GBR YS.V7J8
Mapcode Global: VH6CL.F1JX
Entry Name: Pen Bwlych Glascwm Pillow Mounds
Scheduled Date: 9 December 1998
Source ID: 1562
Cadw Legacy ID: BR252
Schedule Class: Agriculture and Subsistence
Category: Pillow mound
Community: Talybont-on-Usk (Tal-y-bont ar Wysg)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument consists of the remains of a group of 15 pillow mound, a pillow-shaped, flat topped rectangular mound often surrounded by a shallow ditch used to farm rabbits. The mounds have been constructed on a steep hillside on Pen Bwlch Glasgwm. They are rectangular in shape with varying dimensions, the smallest being about 2.5m by 4m and the largest about 3m by 6m. They average approximately 0.6m in height.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of agricultural techniques. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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