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Latitude: 51.6223 / 51°37'20"N
Longitude: -3.2792 / 3°16'45"W
OS Eastings: 311541
OS Northings: 192277
OS Grid: ST115922
Mapcode National: GBR HS.95VB
Mapcode Global: VH6DL.3HS5
Entry Name: Cairnfield on Mynydd Eglwysilan
Source ID: 2901
Cadw Legacy ID: GM352
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Caerphilly (Caerffili)
Community: Aber Valley (Cwm Aber)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of several prehistoric round cairns, burial mounds probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). It is situated on open moorland on the top of the Mynydd Eglwysilan ridge. The cairnfield consists of approximately ten small turf covered cairns measuring about 2-3m in diameter by c. 0.3m high.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are important relics of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence. Cairnfields 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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