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Latitude: 51.8983 / 51°53'53"N
Longitude: -3.2301 / 3°13'48"W
OS Eastings: 315458
OS Northings: 222910
OS Grid: SO154229
Mapcode National: GBR YW.QRD2
Mapcode Global: VH6C7.YKR3
Entry Name: Bwlch Round Cairn
Source ID: 1765
Cadw Legacy ID: BR124
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin)
Built-Up Area: Bwlch
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn is circular in plan, 19m in diameter and 1.2m high and is surmounted by a modern cairn 1.5m high, positioned on the NW side. The cairn has a deep depression in the centre, 3.5m wide and 0.9m deep, which is probably the result of past investigations.
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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