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Latitude: 51.84 / 51°50'23"N
Longitude: -3.7888 / 3°47'19"W
OS Eastings: 276860
OS Northings: 217218
OS Grid: SN768172
Mapcode National: GBR Y4.VBVR
Mapcode Global: VH5FW.80WT
Entry Name: Carn Fadog round cairn
Scheduled Date: 28 October 2004
Source ID: 4170
Cadw Legacy ID: CM356
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Quarter Bach (Cwarter Bach)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated on a local summit in the heart of the Black Mountain, overlooking the upper reaches of Cwm Twrch. The stone built cairn is circular on plan and measures about 11m in diameter and up to 2m in height.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The well-preserved 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 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. It is circular and measures 15m in diameter.
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