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MYNYDD HERBERT ROUND BARROW
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00228m Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Merthyr Mawr Unitary authority : Bridgend NGR : SS8514379838 Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age Round barrow Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : A large well-marked bowl-shaped mound, covered in vegetation and scattered with blocks and boulders of limestone in random-seemed scatters and heaps, not now necessarily corresponding with the stones planned by RCAHMW in 1963; the general impression is that these have been dumped on the mound as the result of field clearance.
Description : Please note that some of the sources contain information that, as yet, has not been included in this description field. This will be updated in due course. A large well-marked bowl-shaped mound, covered in vegetation and scattered with blocks and boulders of limestone in random-seemed scatters and heaps, not now necessarily corresponding with the stones planned by RCAHMW in 1963; the general impression is that these have been dumped on the mound as the result of field clearance. The depression noted in the field monument warden's description of 1986 was not apparent, and has possibly been filled with stones. Dimensions: c24m diameter, c2.0m high. (1957) A bracken covered barrow 20.0m in diameter and 2.0m high. It is in a pasture field and has no surrounding ditch. There are several blocks of stone with sides from 0.5m to 1.0m long all around the barrow. Some, at the foot, may be the remains of a retaining circle, but others are well up the sides of the mound. (Source 02) (1963/1976) At the summit of a broad hill. The mound, 20m in diameter and 2.1m high, owes its steep-sided profile to the presence in its earth make-up of large blocks of local limestone. Most of these are embedded with from 0.3m to 0.9m of their height exposed, but some have rolled down the sides of the mound. Although some at the edge seem to be the remains of an original kerb, those higher up cannot be interpreted as inner settings of definite form. Additional stone has been dumped recently at the centre, and the whole is overgrown with brambles and bracken. (Source 01) (1986) The barrow is situated on a low ridge in the middle of a large field, ploughed and sown with wheat. It is 22m in diameter, c 2.2m high, and covered in bracken and brambles. Some very large stones are lying on the slopes, and on the south side there are piles of stones. The north side is broken by a slight depression in the slope. (Source 06/07) GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project
02/MM Record Card/OS//1957/SS 87 NE 95/;
01/PM List/RCHM//1976/Glam Invent/No.262;
03/MM Photo/GGAT/Lewis W/1979-80//;
06/MM Desc Text/Cadw/Whittle E/13.01.86 AM7/(x2)/;
04/MM Record Card/OS//1976/SS 87 NE 95/;
05/MM Record Card/OS//1982/SS 87 NW 95/;
07/MM Desc Text/Cadw/Whittle E/13.01.1986 AM7/SS 87 NE /
07/MM Desc Text/Cadw/Whittle E/13.01.1986 AM7/SS 87 NE/
PM Desc Text/Evans EM/2000/GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project
10/Desc Text/Cadw/Full Management Report/2005/Copy in further information file