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Boncyn y Llwyn round cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Banwy, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6853 / 52°41'7"N

Longitude: -3.5198 / 3°31'11"W

OS Eastings: 297364

OS Northings: 310822

OS Grid: SH973108

Mapcode National: GBR 9J.3S38

Mapcode Global: WH685.XR3Q

Entry Name: Boncyn y Llwyn round cairn

Scheduled Date: 7 June 2001

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4377

Cadw Legacy ID: MG268

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Banwy

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and measuring 10m in diameter by 0.4m 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 a square measuring 30m x 30m.

Source: Cadw

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