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Carn Fadog round cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Quarter Bach (Cwarter Bach), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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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: Cadw

Source ID: 4170

Cadw Legacy ID: CM356

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

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.

Source: Cadw

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