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Bwlch Bach a'r Grib, round cairn to south west of

A Scheduled Monument in Talgarth, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9691 / 51°58'8"N

Longitude: -3.1878 / 3°11'15"W

OS Eastings: 318499

OS Northings: 230731

OS Grid: SO184307

Mapcode National: GBR YY.L3X2

Mapcode Global: VH6BW.PRMW

Entry Name: Bwlch Bach a'r Grib, round cairn to SW of

Scheduled Date: 3 February 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4192

Cadw Legacy ID: BR317

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Talgarth

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


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 ridge to the SW of the saddle known as Bwlch Bach a'r Grib. The stone-built cairn is roughly circular on plan and measures about 9m in diameter and up to 0.8m in height. The cairn is substantially intact and commands fine views.

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 15m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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