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Mynydd Henllys

Round Barrow(s)

Mynydd Henllys (Round Barrow(s)) by thesweetcheat The excellent Cairn I, as good a round cairn as I've seen in South Wales.
thesweetcheat Image Credit: A. Brookes (17.12.2011)
Posted by thesweetcheat
19th December 2011ce
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Comments (2)

Some great photos again tsc. I have a little question ... what's the difference between a cairn and a round barrow - or even a small long barrow? tjj Posted by tjj
19th December 2011ce
Thanks June.

"Cairn" refers to the material used for construction (i.e. stone rather than earthen), a round cairn is a type of round barrow, although often/usually "round barrow" is taken to mean an earthen mound. The cairn in the picture is deceptive, because of its grass covering the stone construction is quite hidden, so it looks like an earthen barrow from a distance. :-)
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
20th December 2011ce
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