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Latitude: 52.2562 / 52°15'22"N
Longitude: -3.1659 / 3°9'57"W
OS Eastings: 320514
OS Northings: 262640
OS Grid: SO205626
Mapcode National: GBR 9Z.ZWSG
Mapcode Global: VH69K.2KP8
Entry Name: The Whimble Barrow
Scheduled Date: 23 November 2000
Source ID: 1692
Cadw Legacy ID: RD191
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
Community: New Radnor (Maesyfed)
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) and is situated in a prominent position on the top of the Whimble. The barrow forms the westernmost of a line of six such prehistoric monuments which extend across the hills forming the northern boundary of the Walton Basin. The barrow measures 9m in diameter and stands to a height of 1.2m, with a flat top.
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. It is a circle and measures 32m in diameter, centred on the barrow.
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