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Bwlch Bach a'r Grib round cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Talgarth, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9697 / 51°58'11"N

Longitude: -3.185 / 3°11'5"W

OS Eastings: 318691

OS Northings: 230804

OS Grid: SO186308

Mapcode National: GBR YY.L4M1

Mapcode Global: VH6BW.RR2C

Entry Name: Bwlch Bach a'r Grib round cairn

Scheduled Date: 3 February 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4193

Cadw Legacy ID: BR316

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Talgarth

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in open moorland on the saddle known as Bwlch Bach a'r Grib. The stone-built cairn is roughly circular on plan and measures about 8.5m in diameter and up to 0.6m in height. A hollowed track passes immediately around the W arc of the cairn, accentuating its height on this side. The cairn is substantially intact, although there is a slight central hollow, presumably indicating antiquarian investigation or robbing.

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 and environmental and structural evidence.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 16m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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