This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.
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
Source ID: 2991
Cadw Legacy ID: MG087
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
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.