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Latitude: 52.1021 / 52°6'7"N
Longitude: -3.7484 / 3°44'54"W
OS Eastings: 280339
OS Northings: 246300
OS Grid: SN803463
Mapcode National: GBR Y6.9NW3
Mapcode Global: VH5DJ.ZF6D
Entry Name: Carn Twrch round cairn
Scheduled Date: 9 December 2004
Source ID: 4149
Cadw Legacy ID: CM342
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
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 plateau on the SW-facing slopes of Mynydd Trawsnant. The grass-covered cairn is circular on plan and measures about 12m in diameter and up to 1.2m 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, including a buried prehistoric land surface. Its importance is further enhanced by its proximity to - and possible association with - a similar monument, Cerrig Cedny round cairn (CM341), situated 300m to the NW.
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 25m in diameter.
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