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Cairn on Mynydd-March-Hywel

A Scheduled Monument in Crynant (Y Creunant), Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7191 / 51°43'8"N

Longitude: -3.7848 / 3°47'5"W

OS Eastings: 276806

OS Northings: 203771

OS Grid: SN768037

Mapcode National: GBR H3.2YJ5

Mapcode Global: VH5GG.C10Z

Entry Name: Cairn on Mynydd-March-Hywel

Scheduled Date: 3 March 1971

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3568

Cadw Legacy ID: GM327

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

Community: Crynant (Y Creunant)

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn measures approximately 10m in diameter, although the stones are now spread.

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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