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Round Barrow 225m south east of Clwyd-yr-onen

A Scheduled Monument in Guilsfield (Cegidfa), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7003 / 52°42'0"N

Longitude: -3.2079 / 3°12'28"W

OS Eastings: 318471

OS Northings: 312084

OS Grid: SJ184120

Mapcode National: GBR 9X.2YPN

Mapcode Global: WH79G.PDM7

Entry Name: Round Barrow 225m SE of Clwyd-yr-onen

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2629

Cadw Legacy ID: MG095

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Guilsfield (Cegidfa)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan, and has a rounded profile. This is small, turf-covered mound situated in pasture. It measures c 5.0m diameter and 0.6m in height. There are no traces of ditch.

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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