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Latitude: 51.6096 / 51°36'34"N
Longitude: -3.2378 / 3°14'16"W
OS Eastings: 314382
OS Northings: 190810
OS Grid: ST143908
Mapcode National: GBR HV.9Y06
Mapcode Global: VH6DL.TSNY
Entry Name: Bryn Owen Farm Cairns, Llanfabon
Scheduled Date: 28 June 1933
Source ID: 922
Cadw Legacy ID: GM051
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Caerphilly (Caerffili)
Community: Llanbradach and Pwllypant (Llanbradach a Phwll-y-pant)
Built-Up Area: Llanbradach
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains four burial cairns probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairns are located on the brow of an east-ward facing hill. The four cairns are somewhat longer than they are round and measure approximately 1.5m high. They are aligned on a north-south alignment consisting of two pairs.
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.
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