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Bedd Gwyl Illtyd round cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Glyn Tarell, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9265 / 51°55'35"N

Longitude: -3.4935 / 3°29'36"W

OS Eastings: 297396

OS Northings: 226390

OS Grid: SN973263

Mapcode National: GBR YK.NS2Q

Mapcode Global: VH5FG.DTGZ

Entry Name: Bedd Gwyl Illtyd round cairn

Scheduled Date: 7 November 2005

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4240

Cadw Legacy ID: BR326

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Glyn Tarell

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in enclosed moorland on the ridge extending to the SW of Mynydd Illtud. The grass and bracken covered cairn is roughly circular on plan and measures about 13.5m in diameter and up to 0.6m in height. The cairn is defined by a partial bank surrounding a large central hollow. Although substantially disturbed, the base of the cairn remains intact.

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 and environmental and structural evidence.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 16m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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