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A Scheduled Monument in Llanafanfawr (Llanafan Fawr), Powys

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Latitude: 52.2325 / 52°13'56"N

Longitude: -3.5078 / 3°30'28"W

OS Eastings: 297120

OS Northings: 260435

OS Grid: SN971604

Mapcode National: GBR YJ.1GK0

Mapcode Global: VH5D3.44XX

Entry Name: Carn-y-Geifr

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1744

Cadw Legacy ID: BR095

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanafanfawr (Llanafan Fawr)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn was probably originally very large, but has suffered disturbance that has caused some of the original material to slip down the slope. It consists of a mass of fallen stone in the centre of which is a sub-triangular shelter of relatively recent date. The cairn is situated on a narrow ridge of moorland.

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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