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Carn Bwlch y Cloddiau, Esgair Wen

A Scheduled Monument in Llangurig, Powys

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Latitude: 52.3942 / 52°23'39"N

Longitude: -3.6859 / 3°41'9"W

OS Eastings: 285379

OS Northings: 278688

OS Grid: SN853786

Mapcode National: GBR 99.Q74V

Mapcode Global: VH5C7.228Y

Entry Name: Carn Bwlch y Cloddiau, Esgair Wen

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2991

Cadw Legacy ID: MG087

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llangurig

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn comprises a small circle of stones with a trig point in the centre. The stones of the cairn have been used to build a shelter around this. Another shelter has been built on the northern side, and measures approx. 12.5m N-S, and 0.5m-0.75m high.

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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