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Round Barrows west of Cant-Erw

A Scheduled Monument in Wick (Y Wig), Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

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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

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 632

Cadw Legacy ID: GM111

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

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.

Source: Cadw

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