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Latitude: 51.6206 / 51°37'14"N
Longitude: -3.2025 / 3°12'9"W
OS Eastings: 316846
OS Northings: 191991
OS Grid: ST168919
Mapcode National: GBR HX.9151
Mapcode Global: VH6DM.FJTJ
Entry Name: Cairn Cemetery on Mynydd Bach, Bedwas
Scheduled Date: 19 January 1976
Source ID: 306
Cadw Legacy ID: MM196
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Caerphilly (Caerffili)
Community: Ynysddu (Ynys-ddu)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn cemetary, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cemetary consists of seven or eight small cairns, each about 3m in diameter and 0.4m high. The Pen y Rhiw round barrow (MM149) lies immediately W of the cairn cemetery.
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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