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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
Source ID: 1744
Cadw Legacy ID: BR095
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
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.
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