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Cae’r Mead Barrow

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Cowbridge (6km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   SS95967008 / Sheet: 170
Latitude:51° 25' 10.67" N
Longitude:   3° 29' 47.08" W

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Visited 17.7.11

Although this site is marked on the O/S map I couldn't see a thing on the ground.
The field it is supposed to stand in is very 'lumpy bumpy' so it is possible I may have missed it. If it is still there it is very slight indeed.
Totally unrelated, but interesting nonetheless, was a Second World War Pill Box in the same field. This was in cracking condition and I was able to walk all around inside.
Well worth checking out although I don't know why it was built here in the first place? In the middle of a field far from anything important?

COFLEIN describes the site thus:
'A ploughed down and centrally depressed barrow, c.23m in diameter and 0.4m high.
A second barrow, 100m to the SSW, was levelled in the construction of Cae'r-mead Roman villa (Nprn301356). An in-urned cremation was encountered when that site was excavated'.
Posted by CARL
8th August 2011ce
Edited 22nd August 2013ce