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Cefn Moel Round Cairn III

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

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Latitude: 51.9157 / 51°54'56"N

Longitude: -3.2214 / 3°13'16"W

OS Eastings: 316090

OS Northings: 224840

OS Grid: SO160248

Mapcode National: GBR YX.PFL2

Mapcode Global: VH6C8.33VQ

Entry Name: Cefn Moel Round Cairn III

Scheduled Date: 16 July 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1029

Cadw Legacy ID: BR292

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


The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn is turf-covered and measures 7m in diameter and 0.5m high, with slight disturbance in its south-eastern quarter measuring 2m x 1.5m x 0.3m deep. 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 circular and measures 10m in diameter, centred on the cairn.

Source: Cadw

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