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Carneddau round cairns

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

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Latitude: 52.1809 / 52°10'51"N

Longitude: -3.3718 / 3°22'18"W

OS Eastings: 306299

OS Northings: 254519

OS Grid: SO062545

Mapcode National: GBR YQ.4L8L

Mapcode Global: VH69T.HFTY

Entry Name: Carneddau round cairns

Scheduled Date: 25 October 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4134

Cadw Legacy ID: RD235

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

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

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises the remains of two burial cairns, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in enclosed moorland on the central summit of the Carneddau Hill. The southernmost cairn (Item A: SO 0629 5450) measures about 10.5m in diameter and up to 0.9m in height. The northernmost cairn (Item B: SO 0630 5454) measures about 8m in diameter and up to 0.5m in height.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including buried prehistoric land surfaces.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. Area A (SO 0629 5450) is circular and measures 26m in diameter. Area B (SO 0630 5454) is circular and measures 24m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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