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Tower Hill Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Cilmery (Cilmeri), Powys

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Latitude: 52.155 / 52°9'18"N

Longitude: -3.4663 / 3°27'58"W

OS Eastings: 299783

OS Northings: 251765

OS Grid: SN997517

Mapcode National: GBR YL.66V8

Mapcode Global: VH5DH.V3W8

Entry Name: Tower Hill Round Barrow

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1778

Cadw Legacy ID: BR147

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Cilmery (Cilmeri)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in shape on plan and has a rounded profile. It is 13m in diameter, and a maximum of 1m high. The height varies with the ground level, which falls away to the south-west. It is located in a field that is infrequently ploughed and there is some evidence of disturbance in the top of the cairn.

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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