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Round Barrow on the Werfa

A Scheduled Monument in Garw Valley (Cwm Garw), Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6358 / 51°38'9"N

Longitude: -3.571 / 3°34'15"W

OS Eastings: 291370

OS Northings: 194172

OS Grid: SS913941

Mapcode National: GBR HD.84H3

Mapcode Global: VH5GZ.14ZS

Entry Name: Round Barrow on the Werfa

Scheduled Date: 30 January 1996

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3438

Cadw Legacy ID: GM499

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

Community: Garw Valley (Cwm Garw)

Built-Up Area: Pontycymer

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 is circular in shape and has a rounded profile. It is between 20m and 25m in diameter and about 1m high. The cairn is situated on high moorland.

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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