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Round Barrow south of Ciderhouse Wood

A Scheduled Monument in Kerry (Ceri), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4471 / 52°26'49"N

Longitude: -3.3148 / 3°18'53"W

OS Eastings: 310735

OS Northings: 284053

OS Grid: SO107840

Mapcode National: GBR 9S.LVZL

Mapcode Global: VH68H.HRGD

Entry Name: Round Barrow S of Ciderhouse Wood

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2002

Cadw Legacy ID: MG109

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Kerry (Ceri)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile. This probable barrow forms a prominent mound situated in reseeded grassland. Measures approx. 50m diameter and is 2-3m high.

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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