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Latitude: 51.7761 / 51°46'33"N
Longitude: -3.4385 / 3°26'18"W
OS Eastings: 300850
OS Northings: 209581
OS Grid: SO008095
Mapcode National: GBR YM.Z7QJ
Mapcode Global: VH6CQ.CM29
Entry Name: Penmoelallt Round Barrows
Scheduled Date: 6 July 2000
Source ID: 1598
Cadw Legacy ID: GM528
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful)
Community: Vaynor (Y Faenor)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of three earthen built round barrows which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrows are of similar appearance and size measuring c. 4m in diameter and standing up to 1.5m high. They are circular in shape on plan with a rounded profile and set in a line running northwest-southeast along a slight ridge.
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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