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Latitude: 52.2815 / 52°16'53"N
Longitude: -3.5817 / 3°34'54"W
OS Eastings: 292195
OS Northings: 265993
OS Grid: SN921659
Mapcode National: GBR 9F.YGT8
Mapcode Global: VH5CN.VXWD
Entry Name: Beddau Folau Chambered Tomb
Scheduled Date: 14 January 2003
Source ID: 3928
Cadw Legacy ID: RD202
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Chambered tomb
Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument comprises the remains of a chambered tomb, dating to the Neolithic period (c. 4,400 BC - 2,900 BC). Chambered tombs were built and used by local farming communities over long periods of time. There appear to be many regional traditions and variations in shape and construction. Beddau Folau is an oval, turf-covered cairn, some 6.7m in long by 5.8m wide and aligned north to south. Set within the body of the cairn are the remains of a megalithic burial chamber made up of six large, stone slabs - four upright and two recumbent.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. 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, including a buried prehistoric land surface. Chambered tombs 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.