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Three Wells Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Latitude: 51.908 / 51°54'28"N

Longitude: -2.9964 / 2°59'47"W

OS Eastings: 331550

OS Northings: 223745

OS Grid: SO315237

Mapcode National: GBR F6.PWYH

Mapcode Global: VH78V.09RN

Entry Name: Three Wells Round Cairn

Scheduled Date: 30 July 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1330

Cadw Legacy ID: MM303

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Early Bronze Age (c. 2000-1500 BC). The cairn is constructed of a turf-covered heap of boulders and is some 8m in diameter and stands 0.3m high. It is situated within 1km of the Hatterall Hill round cairn, an unusual pair of Bronze Age burial monuments. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The 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 intact burial or ritual deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Cairns 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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