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Polyn y Groes-Ddu Round Barrow, Waun Lluest Owain

A Scheduled Monument in Llandinam, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4419 / 52°26'30"N

Longitude: -3.4196 / 3°25'10"W

OS Eastings: 303600

OS Northings: 283607

OS Grid: SO036836

Mapcode National: GBR 9N.M6QB

Mapcode Global: VH68F.PW1D

Entry Name: Polyn y Groes-Ddu Round Barrow, Waun Lluest Owain

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3664

Cadw Legacy ID: MG086

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llandinam

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow measures 12yds in diameter and 4ft 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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