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Latitude: 51.6163 / 51°36'58"N
Longitude: -3.1947 / 3°11'40"W
OS Eastings: 317381
OS Northings: 191509
OS Grid: ST173915
Mapcode National: GBR HX.995G
Mapcode Global: VH6DM.KMZS
Entry Name: Twyn Cae-Hugh Round Barrow
Scheduled Date: 2 February 1966
Source ID: 2971
Cadw Legacy ID: MM033
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round barrow
County: Caerphilly (Caerffili)
Community: Ynysddu (Ynys-ddu)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument comprises the remains of a earth and stone built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow is circular in plan, 22m in diameter and 3m high. It has steep sides and a hollow top, 7m in diameter and 1m deep, that is probably the result of antiquarian investigations.
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.
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