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Stalling Down Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Cowbridge with Llanblethian (Y Bont-faen a Llanfleiddan), Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4644 / 51°27'51"N

Longitude: -3.4241 / 3°25'26"W

OS Eastings: 301165

OS Northings: 174901

OS Grid: ST011749

Mapcode National: GBR HL.LZCG

Mapcode Global: VH6F8.LGN7

Entry Name: Stalling Down Round Barrow

Scheduled Date: 3 May 1955

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3461

Cadw Legacy ID: GM230

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

Community: Cowbridge with Llanblethian (Y Bont-faen a Llanfleiddan)

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is situated on the north side of Stalling Down on a north-facing slope. The barrow measures 15m in diameter by 1.5m high on its north side and 1m high on the south. A road passes close to the north and east sides.

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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