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Latitude: 51.4248 / 51°25'29"N
Longitude: -3.5518 / 3°33'6"W
OS Eastings: 292203
OS Northings: 170670
OS Grid: SS922706
Mapcode National: GBR HF.PHBD
Mapcode Global: VH5HY.DG54
Entry Name: Round Barrows NE of Church Farm
Scheduled Date: 4 March 1959
Source ID: 2889
Cadw Legacy ID: GM262
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
Community: Wick (Y Wig)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of two earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC).
Barrow A - This barrow is the most northerly and measures c. 0.6m high, the diameter being impossible to determine. It was excavated in 2006 by the Glamorgan & Gwent Archaeological Trust. Archaeological deposits were encountered directly beneath the plough soil. Two damaged cremation burials in funerary urns were located very close to the surface. At the northern end of the barrow the presence of a rock-cut ditch was identified cut through the Lias bedrock, 1.4m wide and 1m in depth with near vertical sides.
Barrow B - This barrow is the most southerly and is very spread - the diameter being impossible to determine.
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.
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