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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
Source ID: 2880
Cadw Legacy ID: GM234
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
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.
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