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Latitude: 52.804 / 52°48'14"N
Longitude: -3.4086 / 3°24'30"W
OS Eastings: 305137
OS Northings: 323873
OS Grid: SJ051238
Mapcode National: GBR 6N.WDHF
Mapcode Global: WH78S.MS26
Entry Name: Carnedd Das Eithin Round Cairn
Scheduled Date: 7 June 2001
Source ID: 1360
Cadw Legacy ID: MG271
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Pen-y-Bont-Fawr (Pen-y-bont-fawr)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and stands on a prominent on the summit of Dâs Eithin. The cairn measures 20m in diameter and 1.8m high and has a centreal hollow.
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 a circle with a 20m radius, centred on the cairn.
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