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Round Barrow south west of Pen-Rhiwlas

A Scheduled Monument in Melindwr, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.403 / 52°24'10"N

Longitude: -3.9044 / 3°54'15"W

OS Eastings: 270536

OS Northings: 280036

OS Grid: SN705800

Mapcode National: GBR 90.PMBP

Mapcode Global: VH4FG.8VRR

Entry Name: Round Barrow SW of Pen-Rhiwlas

Scheduled Date: 10 April 1958

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2568

Cadw Legacy ID: CD118

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Melindwr

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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. It is c.20m in diameter and c.2m high. A low field bank runs north-south across it. Its top is somewhat irregular, which may suggest past disturbance.

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 be 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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