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The Mount Round Barrow near Maes-y-Gwaelod

A Scheduled Monument in Abbey Cwmhir (Abaty Cwm-hir), Powys

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Latitude: 52.3685 / 52°22'6"N

Longitude: -3.4539 / 3°27'13"W

OS Eastings: 301109

OS Northings: 275494

OS Grid: SO011754

Mapcode National: GBR 9L.RY0P

Mapcode Global: VH68T.2QYM

Entry Name: The Mount Round Barrow near Maes-y-Gwaelod

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1933

Cadw Legacy ID: RD073

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Abbey Cwmhir (Abaty Cwm-hir)

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow lies on level enclosed land close to a stream and measures c.25.3m diameter and c.1.2m high. It has been heavily ploughed, but appears undisturbed.

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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