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A279'’uifflr GLAMORGAN book
The Barrow. The turfy soil which covered the cremations extended out wards to form the central portion of the barrow-a mass approximately circular, probably about 31-32 ft. in diameter; its margins were only determined at four points (see plan, Figure 70 and sections, Figure 74). In or under the turf was a fairly continuous layer of hard-pan. This was domed and hummocky over the central area, being highest above the cremations, and was for the most part at ground-level on the fringe. The existence of the domed portion implies a pause in the construction of the barrow; for trampling, no doubt of a ritual character as at barrow 293', must be invoked to produce the comparatively impervious layer on which the hard-pan formed.