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Twyn Cae-Hugh Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Ynysddu (Ynys-ddu), Caerphilly (Caerffili)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 2971

Cadw Legacy ID: MM033

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Caerphilly (Caerffili)

Community: Ynysddu (Ynys-ddu)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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