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Carneddau Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Disserth and Trecoed (Dyserth a Thre-coed), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.177 / 52°10'37"N

Longitude: -3.3669 / 3°22'0"W

OS Eastings: 306625

OS Northings: 254071

OS Grid: SO066540

Mapcode National: GBR YQ.4TR5

Mapcode Global: VH69T.LJDZ

Entry Name: Carneddau Round Cairn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2605

Cadw Legacy ID: RD122

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Disserth and Trecoed (Dyserth a Thre-coed)

Traditional County: Radnorshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The site occupies a commanding position with panoramic views. The cairn is c.19m in diameter and c.0.8m high; its upper levels have been disturbed by the construction of a later stone shelter and marker cairn, though its core remains intact.

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.

Source: Cadw

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