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Latitude: 51.4309 / 51°25'51"N
Longitude: -3.531 / 3°31'51"W
OS Eastings: 293661
OS Northings: 171322
OS Grid: SS936713
Mapcode National: GBR HG.P2JZ
Mapcode Global: VH5HY.R94F
Entry Name: Round Barrows W of Cant-Erw
Source ID: 632
Cadw Legacy ID: GM111
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
Community: Wick (Y Wig)
Built-Up Area: Wick
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of three earthen built round barrows, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC).
Barrow A - This is the easternmost barrow and stands right next to the A4265 road. It measures c. 30m in diameter by c. 1m high.
Barrow B - This is the middle of the group. It measures c. 40m in diameter and 1m high.
Barrow C - This is the westernmost barrow. It measures c. 40m in diameter and c. 1m 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.
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