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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 ID: 1030
Cadw Legacy ID: BR293
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
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.
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