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Afon Disgynfa Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8569 / 52°51'24"N

Longitude: -3.382 / 3°22'55"W

OS Eastings: 307042

OS Northings: 329715

OS Grid: SJ070297

Mapcode National: GBR 6P.S0YZ

Mapcode Global: WH78M.0GS6

Entry Name: Afon Disgynfa Cairn

Scheduled Date: 11 April 2001

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3845

Cadw Legacy ID: MG264

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and measures 15m in diameter and surviving to over 1m in height. The cairn is composed of medium to large sized stones and although it has a hollowed interior remains primarily intact.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Cairns may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 25m in diameter, centred on the cairn.

Source: Cadw

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