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Latitude: 52.2217 / 52°13'18"N
Longitude: -3.3768 / 3°22'36"W
OS Eastings: 306047
OS Northings: 259059
OS Grid: SO060590
Mapcode National: GBR YP.2521
Mapcode Global: VH69M.FF66
Entry Name: Two Cooking Mounds 350m W of Llwynceubren, Howey
Source ID: 732
Cadw Legacy ID: RD141
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Burnt mound
Community: Disserth and Trecoed (Dyserth a Thre-coed)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument consists of the remains of two burnt mounds, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2,300BC - 800BC). A burnt mound is an accumulation of burnt (fire-crazed) stones, ash and charcoal, usually sited next to a river or lake, with hearths and/or some form of trough or basin capable of holding water either within the mound or adjacent to it. These two mounds are situated on flat ground close to a stream. The northern mound is the slighter of the two, measuring c.10.5m north-south by c.7m, and only c.0.25m high; the southern mound, which lies c.5m to the south of the other, is well-defined, c.13m in diameter and c.0.5m high.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric ritual and funerary practices. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and environmental evidence. A burnt mound 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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