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Latitude: 52.8024 / 52°48'8"N
Longitude: -3.4456 / 3°26'44"W
OS Eastings: 302637
OS Northings: 323738
OS Grid: SJ026237
Mapcode National: GBR 6L.WHJ1
Mapcode Global: WH78S.1THH
Entry Name: Bwlch Sych round cairn
Scheduled Date: 23 August 2007
Source ID: 4247
Cadw Legacy ID: MG315
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Llangynog (LLangynog)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains of a round cairn, a burial mound probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated on a prominent local summit above Bwlch Sych. The stone-built cairn is circular on plan and measures about 6.5m in diameter and about 0.3m in height. A disturbed central cist is visible, measuring about 1.5m from NW to SE by about 0.4m transversely within upright side slabs and collapsed end slabs. The large capstone has been displaced to the SW.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The well-preserved 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, including a buried prehistoric land surface.
The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 22m in diameter.
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