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Allt Gethin Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llandinam, Powys

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 1378

Cadw Legacy ID: MG303

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llandinam

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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