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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 ID: 1330
Cadw Legacy ID: MM303
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
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.
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