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Latitude: 52.0952 / 52°5'42"N
Longitude: -3.2368 / 3°14'12"W
OS Eastings: 315367
OS Northings: 244814
OS Grid: SO153448
Mapcode National: GBR YW.B3RX
Mapcode Global: VH6B8.VL5P
Entry Name: Begwns round cairn
Scheduled Date: 22 September 2004
Source ID: 4140
Cadw Legacy ID: RD245
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Painscastle (Castell-paen)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in open moorland on the N-facing slopes of the Begwns. The cairn measures about 11m in diameter and up to 0.9m in height.
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.
The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 22m in diameter.
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