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Two Cooking Mounds 350m west of Llwynceubren, Howey

A Scheduled Monument in Disserth and Trecoed (Dyserth a Thre-coed), Powys

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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

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 732

Cadw Legacy ID: RD141

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Burnt mound

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

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.

Source: Cadw

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