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Cefn Troedrhiw-drain cist

A Scheduled Monument in Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy), Powys

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Latitude: 52.2869 / 52°17'12"N

Longitude: -3.6314 / 3°37'53"W

OS Eastings: 288814

OS Northings: 266669

OS Grid: SN888666

Mapcode National: GBR 9C.Y2JR

Mapcode Global: VH5CN.0SK7

Entry Name: Cefn Troedrhiw-drain cist

Scheduled Date: 26 January 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4093

Cadw Legacy ID: RD214

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cist burial

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cist, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within open moorland on the upland plateau of Cefn Troedrhiw-drain. The stone built subrectangular cist measures about 0.9m from N to S by about 0.75m transversely within several small earthfast orthostats set into the ground to a depth of at least 0.35m. The cist now lies open.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument retains significant archaeological potential with a strong probability of associated archaeological features and deposits.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 10m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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