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Cairn on Pen Lluest-y-Carn

A Scheduled Monument in Blaenrheidol, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.4638 / 52°27'49"N

Longitude: -3.766 / 3°45'57"W

OS Eastings: 280119

OS Northings: 286559

OS Grid: SN801865

Mapcode National: GBR 95.KZBY

Mapcode Global: VH5BS.NBYM

Entry Name: Cairn on Pen Lluest-y-Carn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1845

Cadw Legacy ID: CD038

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Blaenrheidol

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is c.6m in diameter and c.22m in circumference. A shelter has been made within the stones, and the cairn is denuded, but does not appear to have been robbed.

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 be 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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