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Latitude: 51.8109 / 51°48'39"N
Longitude: -3.3455 / 3°20'43"W
OS Eastings: 307339
OS Northings: 213327
OS Grid: SO073133
Mapcode National: GBR YR.X0SQ
Mapcode Global: VH6CK.YRR4
Entry Name: Buarth y Caerau Cairn
Scheduled Date: 5 March 2001
Source ID: 822
Cadw Legacy ID: BR286
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful)
Community: Vaynor (Y Faenor)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It measures 11m in diameter and 0.8m high and is defined by a ring of large loose stones, surrounding a slightly hollowed, grassy interior, possibly the result of past disturbance.
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 circular with a diameter of 25m, centred on the cairn.
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