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Carn y Bugail and Carn Felen

A Scheduled Monument in Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent

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Latitude: 51.8142 / 51°48'51"N

Longitude: -3.324 / 3°19'26"W

OS Eastings: 308829

OS Northings: 213672

OS Grid: SO088136

Mapcode National: GBR YS.WS4J

Mapcode Global: VH6CL.BNML

Entry Name: Carn y Bugail and Carn Felen

Scheduled Date: 5 March 2001

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 826

Cadw Legacy ID: BR277

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Blaenau Gwent

Community: Tredegar

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument comprises the remains two burial cairns, Carn y Bugail and Carn Felen, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) which dominate the skyline of Cefn yr Ystrad. The cairns measure 19m and 16m in diameter and stand to a height of over 2m.

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. It is two circles, both with a diameter of 25m, centred on the cairns.

Source: Cadw

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