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Bachgen Carreg Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Treherbert, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.671 / 51°40'15"N

Longitude: -3.5803 / 3°34'49"W

OS Eastings: 290812

OS Northings: 198098

OS Grid: SS908980

Mapcode National: GBR HD.5VJD

Mapcode Global: VH5GR.W8LB

Entry Name: Bachgen Carreg Round Cairn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2880

Cadw Legacy ID: GM234

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

Community: Treherbert

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The grass covered cairn is approximately 11m in diameter by 0.3m high. A trackway runs north-south through the cairn.

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.

Source: Cadw

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