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Black Mixen (Round Barrow(s)) — Miscellaneous

As well as the summit cairn, there is a further round barrow at the northwestern end of the Black Mixen summit ridge, Mynydd Ffoesidoes, at SO19096521.

Coflein description:
The monument comprises the remains of a substantial round barrow, a burial mound probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in enclosed rough moorland on the NW end of the Black Mixen ridge on Radnor Forest. The heather-covered barrow is circular on plan and measures about 24m in diameter and up to 1.3m in height. Although the W side of the monument has been disturbed and is generally lower, the base of the round barrow appears to be undisturbed. Traces of a surrounding ring ditch are visible, in places measuring up to 2m in width. The barrow is situated within boggy moorland - a Site of Special Scientific Interest - and has great archaeological and paleoenvironmental potential. The barrow possibly represents the remains of a platform cairn - the barrow displays no evidence of original 'bulk' indicating a rounded profile and is unlikely to have been extensively robbed.

Cwm Bwch, Great Rhos (Cairn(s)) — Miscellaneous

Three round barrows located on the top of the curving escarpment edge either side of Cwm Bwch, on the northwestern slopes of Great Rhos.

Coflein descriptions, north-south:
Cwm Bwch I at SO17586497

One of two barrows, 11m in diameter and 0.9m high.

Cwm Bwch II at SO17576494

14m in diameter and 1.1m high, mutilated to the E.

Cwm Bwch III at SO17566414

Remains of a round barrow, situated in enclosed moorland on the edge of a prominent west-facing terrace on the summit of a ridge within Radnor Forest. The grass and heather covered barrow is circular on plan and measures about 12.5m in diameter and up to 1.2m in height.

Llandegley Rocks (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Wergins Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Sutton Walls (Hillfort) — Images

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Bamburgh Castle (Hillfort) — Images

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Skara Brae (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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Bamburgh Castle (Hillfort) — Images

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Trethevy Quoit (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — News

Greenstone platform found at Trethevy


An archaeological excavation at Trethevy Quoit near Darite has made an exciting discovery which means that our understanding of the prehistoric site will have to be reassessed.

Between 9th and 13th July, more than thirty volunteers took part in the dig, which was supervised by Andy Jones and Ryan Smith of the Cornwall Archaeological Unit.

A geophysical survey had been undertaken in the field around the monument earlier this year and recorded a number of below-ground anomalies, which were targeted through excavation.

The largest below-ground feature was positioned close to the Quoit itself and, on investigation, this was found to be a significant platform of greenstone. The material had been quarried locally and brought to the site. It was clearly an integral part of the monument.

http://www.cornwallheritagetrust.org/exciting-discovery-at-trethevy-quoit-archaeological-dig/

Lamberton Shiels (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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Worlebury (Hillfort) — Images

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Sand Point (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Wilcrick Hill (Hillfort) — Images

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Dinmore Camp (Hillfort) — Images

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