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Carn-y-Pigwn Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Ferndale, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

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Coordinates

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

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3115

Cadw Legacy ID: GM372

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

Community: Ferndale

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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