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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 ID: 4280
Cadw Legacy ID: MG329
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
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.
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