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Cairn 250m south west of Banc Llyn-Mawr

A Scheduled Monument in Mawr, Swansea (Abertawe)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.745 / 51°44'42"N

Longitude: -3.9914 / 3°59'29"W

OS Eastings: 262611

OS Northings: 207026

OS Grid: SN626070

Mapcode National: GBR GX.3C7V

Mapcode Global: VH4JP.RDRL

Entry Name: Cairn 250m SW of Banc Llyn-Mawr

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3585

Cadw Legacy ID: GM384

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Swansea (Abertawe)

Community: Mawr

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone cairn is located on moorland and measures approximately 14m in diameter with a slightly raised stony rim 1.2-1.8m wide. It has been robbed in antiquity.

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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