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Latitude: 52.5764 / 52°34'35"N
Longitude: -3.5038 / 3°30'13"W
OS Eastings: 298191
OS Northings: 298687
OS Grid: SN981986
Mapcode National: GBR 9J.BQ12
Mapcode Global: WH68S.4HSP
Entry Name: Blaen y Cwm Ring Cairn
Scheduled Date: 25 February 2002
Source ID: 1365
Cadw Legacy ID: MG279
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Ring cairn
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn of earth and stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and measures 12m in diameter x 1m high.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The feature is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Ring 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. It is a circle and measures 20m in diameter, centred on the cairn.
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