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Round Barrow 180m North of Ty-Canol

A Scheduled Monument in Llanover (Llanofer), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.767 / 51°46'1"N

Longitude: -2.9417 / 2°56'30"W

OS Eastings: 335109

OS Northings: 208006

OS Grid: SO351080

Mapcode National: GBR F8.ZYRT

Mapcode Global: VH79F.YVPB

Entry Name: Round Barrow 180m North of Ty-Canol

Scheduled Date: 6 February 1937

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2976

Cadw Legacy ID: MM081

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Llanover (Llanofer)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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 is circular in plan, with gently sloping sides and is 28m in diameter and 1.7m 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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