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Latitude: 52.3991 / 52°23'56"N
Longitude: -3.6812 / 3°40'52"W
OS Eastings: 285714
OS Northings: 279230
OS Grid: SN857792
Mapcode National: GBR 99.PVR1
Mapcode Global: VH5C1.4YSQ
Entry Name: Carn Fach, Esgair Wen
Source ID: 2992
Cadw Legacy ID: MG088
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). Carn Fach comprises a round cairn with a diameter of c. 12m x 9.5m. A fence crosses the cairn, obviously disturbed. A rectangular shelter measuring c. 5m x 3m and built from cairn stones, stands c.3m to NE.
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.
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