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Round Barrow 57m South of Stock Wood

A Scheduled Monument in Bishton (Trefesgob), Newport (Casnewydd)

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Latitude: 51.5979 / 51°35'52"N

Longitude: -2.8936 / 2°53'37"W

OS Eastings: 338197

OS Northings: 189165

OS Grid: ST381891

Mapcode National: GBR JB.BDV4

Mapcode Global: VH7BF.S3LC

Entry Name: Round Barrow 57m South of Stock Wood

Scheduled Date: 20 July 1968

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2406

Cadw Legacy ID: MM170

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Newport (Casnewydd)

Community: Bishton (Trefesgob)

Built-Up Area: Underwood

Traditional County: Monmouthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a earthen round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is roughly circular in shape on plan and measures 35m in diameter and 1m high. It lies in an arable field and has been ploughed in the past.

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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