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Round Barrow on Saddle to east of Corndon Hill

A Scheduled Monument in Chirbury with Brompton, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.5644 / 52°33'51"N

Longitude: -3.0342 / 3°2'3"W

OS Eastings: 329991

OS Northings: 296783

OS Grid: SO299967

Mapcode National: GBR B4.CKNL

Mapcode Global: WH8C8.CSCZ

Entry Name: Round Barrow on Saddle to E of Corndon Hill

Scheduled Date: 29 August 2008

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4280

Cadw Legacy ID: MG329

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Chirbury with Brompton

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Middleton-in-Chirbury

Church of England Diocese: Hereford


The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow, a burial mound probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated on the saddle between Corndon Hill to the E and Lan Fawr to the W. The barrow is circular on plan and measures about 15m in diameter and up to 1.8m in height. The barrow was partially excavated and subsequently reinstated by the Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust (2006).

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface. The importance of the monument is further enhanced by the topographical association of the barrow with the many other contemporary cairns and stone circles that can be found within the surrounding area - and by the evidence recorded by the partial excavation.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 20m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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