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Latitude: 52.5514 / 52°33'5"N
Longitude: -3.5927 / 3°35'33"W
OS Eastings: 292105
OS Northings: 296036
OS Grid: SN921960
Mapcode National: GBR 9F.D645
Mapcode Global: VH5BH.P41D
Entry Name: Blaen y Cwm Round Cairns
Scheduled Date: 27 December 2001
Source ID: 3859
Cadw Legacy ID: MG293
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Llanbrynmair (Llanbryn-mair)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains two burial cairns, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). Cairn I measures 7m in diameter x 0.2m high and cairn II measures 4m in diameter x 0.3m high.
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. It is two circles, one measuring 9m in diameter and centred on cairn I, the other 6m in diameter and centred on cairn II.
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