Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Cefn Mawr cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Glyncorrwg, Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street or Overhead View
Contributor Photos »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6741 / 51°40'26"N

Longitude: -3.6781 / 3°40'41"W

OS Eastings: 284057

OS Northings: 198592

OS Grid: SS840985

Mapcode National: GBR H8.5MKB

Mapcode Global: VH5GQ.65CZ

Entry Name: Cefn Mawr cairn

Scheduled Date: 7 September 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4056

Cadw Legacy ID: GM581

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

Community: Glyncorrwg

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and is situated within open moorland on the leading edge of a west-facing terrace of Cefn Mawr. The grass and reed covered stone built cairn is circular on plan and measures about 14.5m in diameter and up to 2m in height. The cairn has been disturbed in the past, with a hollow visible in its centre.

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 of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

Other nearby scheduled monuments

AncientMonuments.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact AncientMonuments.uk for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself.

AncientMonuments.uk is a Good Stuff website.