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Latitude: 51.7168 / 51°43'0"N
Longitude: -3.2857 / 3°17'8"W
OS Eastings: 311273
OS Northings: 202790
OS Grid: SO112027
Mapcode National: GBR HS.346T
Mapcode Global: VH6D6.03BQ
Entry Name: Cairn 270m N of Pont Ffosyrhebog
Scheduled Date: 14 March 1968
Source ID: 2276
Cadw Legacy ID: GM313
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Caerphilly (Caerffili)
Community: Darran Valley (Cwm Darran)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is situated on open moorland on the Gelligaer Common plateau. The cairn is small, measuring 6m in diameter by 0.6m high. It is turf covered with some stones protruding on the inside. In the middle is one upright stone slab of the cist which measures 1m by 0.5m facing north-south.
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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