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Rhyle Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Wick (Y Wig), Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4423 / 51°26'32"N

Longitude: -3.5604 / 3°33'37"W

OS Eastings: 291650

OS Northings: 172637

OS Grid: SS916726

Mapcode National: GBR HF.N75D

Mapcode Global: VH5HY.70MM

Entry Name: Rhyle Round Barrow

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2257

Cadw Legacy ID: GM181

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

Community: Wick (Y Wig)

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300-800 BC). The barrow is located on a low ridge and survives as a circular mound measuring approximately 12m in diameter and 0.5m high.

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 scheduled area comprises a circle 20m in diameter centring on the remains described and areas around them which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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