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Latitude: 51.6667 / 51°40'0"N
Longitude: -3.4302 / 3°25'48"W
OS Eastings: 301187
OS Northings: 197409
OS Grid: ST011974
Mapcode National: GBR HL.69WG
Mapcode Global: VH6D9.HCGM
Entry Name: Carn-y-Pigwn Round Cairn
Source ID: 3115
Cadw Legacy ID: GM372
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is situated on the ridge top in moorland. The cairn measures c. 12m in diameter by c. 1m high with an Ordnance Survey trig point on the top. It is turf covered with large slabs scatterd all over its surface.
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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