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Round Barrow 800m south east of Malborough Grange

A Scheduled Monument in Cowbridge with Llanblethian (Y Bont-faen a Llanfleiddan), Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4474 / 51°26'50"N

Longitude: -3.4698 / 3°28'11"W

OS Eastings: 297952

OS Northings: 173072

OS Grid: SS979730

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.N5XS

Mapcode Global: VH5HS.SWZ9

Entry Name: Round Barrow 800m SE of Malborough Grange

Scheduled Date: 10 October 1962

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3463

Cadw Legacy ID: GM292

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

Community: Cowbridge with Llanblethian (Y Bont-faen a Llanfleiddan)

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow stands in a field at the top of a gentle ridge. It is circular and measures 1m high by 24m in diameter.

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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