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Latitude: 51.609 / 51°36'32"N
Longitude: -3.0753 / 3°4'31"W
OS Eastings: 325634
OS Northings: 190561
OS Grid: ST256905
Mapcode National: GBR J2.9WP2
Mapcode Global: VH7B4.NT2G
Entry Name: Round Cairn 315m S of Upper Wenallt
Scheduled Date: 13 January 1960
Source ID: 2350
Cadw Legacy ID: MM046
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Caerphilly (Caerffili)
Community: Risca East (Dwyrain Rhisga)
Built-Up Area: Risca
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument comprises the remains of a round barrow, a burial mound probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in enclosed improved meadow on the SW-facing slopes above Risca and immediately to the N of Cotswold Way. The grass-covered barrow is circular on plan and measures about 12m in diameter and up to 0.4m in height.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The well-preserved monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both further burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface.
The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 25m in diameter.
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