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Latitude: 51.7992 / 51°47'57"N
Longitude: -3.4844 / 3°29'3"W
OS Eastings: 297736
OS Northings: 212213
OS Grid: SN977122
Mapcode National: GBR YK.XVQB
Mapcode Global: VH5G7.K19K
Entry Name: Cader Fawr Round Cairn
Source ID: 1771
Cadw Legacy ID: BR135
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It comprises a circular mound of stones, 10m in diameter and 1m high with a large disturbance hollow in the centre. The hollow extends down to the limestone bedrock, with the sides piled up to form a shelter.
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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