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Round Barrow south east of Llyn Nant-Llys

A Scheduled Monument in Maescar (Maes-car), Powys

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Latitude: 51.9901 / 51°59'24"N

Longitude: -3.6201 / 3°37'12"W

OS Eastings: 288854

OS Northings: 233639

OS Grid: SN888336

Mapcode National: GBR YC.JYG9

Mapcode Global: VH5F6.67LR

Entry Name: Round Barrow SE of Llyn Nant-Llys

Scheduled Date: 5 October 1994

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1823

Cadw Legacy ID: BR219

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Maescar (Maes-car)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument comprises the remains of a 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. It is 12m in diameter and 40cm high. The barrow is conspicuous because of its prominence in low-lying and marshy unenclosed 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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