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Latitude: 52.4757 / 52°28'32"N
Longitude: -3.4216 / 3°25'17"W
OS Eastings: 303542
OS Northings: 287365
OS Grid: SO035873
Mapcode National: GBR 9N.K08F
Mapcode Global: VH68F.N10H
Entry Name: Allt Gethin Round Cairn
Scheduled Date: 28 September 2001
Source ID: 1378
Cadw Legacy ID: MG303
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and stands in a spectacular position on the edge of a rocky outcrop on the summit of Allt Gethin, with extensive views across the Severn Valley to the north and west. The cairn is visible as a turf-covered heap of boulders, some 12m in diameter 0.5m high.
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 a circle and measures 15m in diameter, centred on the cairn.
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