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Round Barrow 612m north of Bendrick Rock

A Scheduled Monument in Barry (Y Barri), Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3992 / 51°23'57"N

Longitude: -3.2505 / 3°15'1"W

OS Eastings: 313106

OS Northings: 167428

OS Grid: ST131674

Mapcode National: GBR HV.R13T

Mapcode Global: VH6FR.L3Z6

Entry Name: Round Barrow 612m N of Bendrick Rock

Scheduled Date: 14 May 1966

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3295

Cadw Legacy ID: GM310

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

Community: Barry (Y Barri)

Built-Up Area: Barry

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is situated on level ground close to the shore and measures c. 0.3m high - the diameter is impossible to determine.

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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