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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 ID: 2406
Cadw Legacy ID: MM170
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
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.
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