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Latitude: 51.7185 / 51°43'6"N
Longitude: -3.3978 / 3°23'52"W
OS Eastings: 303532
OS Northings: 203119
OS Grid: SO035031
Mapcode National: GBR HN.2S26
Mapcode Global: VH6D4.221F
Entry Name: Carn Castell y Meibion ring cairn
Scheduled Date: 18 August 2004
Source ID: 4156
Cadw Legacy ID: GM586
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Ring cairn
County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)
Community: Cwmbach (Cwm-bach)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and is situated within forestry on the saddle between Twyn Gwersyllfa to the north-west and Twyn Ddisgwylfa Fawr to the south-east. The well-preserved ring cairn is circular on plan and measures about 8m in diameter within a stony ring bank about 3m in thickness and up to 0.2m in height. The ring cairn has an irregular interior surface, thinly spread with stones; and there is a slight gap in the east side of the ring bank.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence.
The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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