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Latitude: 51.9383 / 51°56'17"N
Longitude: -3.0089 / 3°0'32"W
OS Eastings: 330736
OS Northings: 227127
OS Grid: SO307271
Mapcode National: GBR F6.N080
Mapcode Global: VH78M.SJNY
Entry Name: Rhiw Arw cairn
Scheduled Date: 9 May 2003
Source ID: 942
Cadw Legacy ID: MM299
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Civil Parish: Llanveynoe
Traditional County: Herefordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire
The monument comprises the remains of a round cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and is situated within open moorland on the summit of the ridge extending to the N of Hatterrall Hill. It is located on the narrowest stretch of the ridge and has extensive views to the E. The grass and heather-covered stony cairn is circular on plan and measures 7m in diameter and about 0.5m in height.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface.
The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 15m in diameter.