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Latitude: 51.472 / 51°28'19"N
Longitude: -3.3385 / 3°20'18"W
OS Eastings: 307129
OS Northings: 175634
OS Grid: ST071756
Mapcode National: GBR HQ.LGZ7
Mapcode Global: VH6FB.28XD
Entry Name: Two Cooking Mounds E of Ty'n-y-Pwll
Scheduled Date: 22 April 1975
Source ID: 3685
Cadw Legacy ID: GM365
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Burnt mound
County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
Community: Peterston-super-Ely (Llanbedr-y-fro)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
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. The mounds stand in a pasture field, sloping gently to the north-east, with a small stream and boggy ground at the northeast end. The first mound is covered in grass and reed and measures 0.3m in height, 14m in length and 7m in width and is located in the highest part of the field. The second mound is also grass and reed covered and is circular in plan, measuring 0.3m in height, with a diameter of 5m. It is located to the north east of the stream.
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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