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Banc Paderau Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llanwrtyd Wells (Llanwrtyd), Powys

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Latitude: 52.1592 / 52°9'32"N

Longitude: -3.6448 / 3°38'41"W

OS Eastings: 287583

OS Northings: 252484

OS Grid: SN875524

Mapcode National: GBR YB.64L6

Mapcode Global: VH5D6.SZ0P

Entry Name: Banc Paderau Round Cairn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1783

Cadw Legacy ID: BR149

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanwrtyd Wells (Llanwrtyd)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It measures 15.5m in diameter and 1.2m high and is circular in plan and covered by turf and heather. An old track runs along the S side of 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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