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Cae'r-Mynach Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Banwy, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7228 / 52°43'21"N

Longitude: -3.4242 / 3°25'27"W

OS Eastings: 303908

OS Northings: 314852

OS Grid: SJ039148

Mapcode National: GBR 9M.1KMH

Mapcode Global: WH795.CTPJ

Entry Name: Cae'r-Mynach Round Cairn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2635

Cadw Legacy ID: MG128

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Banwy

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The monument forms a low mound 22m diameter and up to 1m high. The mound is fairly flat with an uneven surface and patches of large stones. It is situated on flat meadowland near the banks of the River Vrynwy.

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.

Source: Cadw

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