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Cefn Moel Round Cairn and Ritual Platform

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9102 / 51°54'36"N

Longitude: -3.2234 / 3°13'24"W

OS Eastings: 315940

OS Northings: 224228

OS Grid: SO159242

Mapcode National: GBR YX.PT82

Mapcode Global: VH6C8.27SY

Entry Name: Cefn Moel Round Cairn and Ritual Platform

Scheduled Date: 23 July 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1030

Cadw Legacy ID: BR293

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and stands within 1km of the Ffynnon Las Ritual Complex. The cairn measures 8m in diameter and stands to a height of 0.6m. It is turf covered and has been disturbed in the centre. The cairn is conjoined to the east by a semi-circular platform, some 8m in diameter and 0.4m high with a well-defined kerb.

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. It is a rectangle and measures 20m x 10m.

Source: Cadw

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