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Latitude: 52.2546 / 52°15'16"N
Longitude: -3.8441 / 3°50'38"W
OS Eastings: 274222
OS Northings: 263425
OS Grid: SN742634
Mapcode National: GBR Y2.034X
Mapcode Global: VH4G8.BL5H
Entry Name: Bryn-y-Crofftau Ring Cairn
Scheduled Date: 26 January 2000
Source ID: 1637
Cadw Legacy ID: CD189
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Ring cairn
Community: Ystrad Fflur
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
The monument comprises the well preserved remains of a ring cairn, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn is defined by a solid stony bank 2m wide and up to 0.6m high which forms a ring 12m in diameter.
The cairn is of particular archaeological importance because of its completeness and lack of disturbance. 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 intact ritual and burial deposits, surviving internal features and structural evidence, buried land surfaces, and environmental evidence. Ring cairns may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can be 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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