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Warren Hill Round Barrow

A Scheduled Monument in Llanbister, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3914 / 52°23'28"N

Longitude: -3.2595 / 3°15'34"W

OS Eastings: 314383

OS Northings: 277785

OS Grid: SO143777

Mapcode National: GBR 9V.QJ4S

Mapcode Global: VH68X.G553

Entry Name: Warren Hill Round Barrow

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2598

Cadw Legacy ID: RD105

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanbister

Traditional County: Radnorshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an earthen built round barrow, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The barrow occupies a hilltop location and is circular in shape on plan with a diameter of c.23m. It has a rounded profile, rising to a height of c.1.7m.

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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