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Cefn Ty-Mawr

A Scheduled Monument in Llanafanfawr (Llanafan Fawr), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2085 / 52°12'30"N

Longitude: -3.4864 / 3°29'11"W

OS Eastings: 298527

OS Northings: 257734

OS Grid: SN985577

Mapcode National: GBR YK.31T7

Mapcode Global: VH5D3.JR7C

Entry Name: Cefn Ty-Mawr

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1746

Cadw Legacy ID: BR097

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanafanfawr (Llanafan Fawr)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn of earth and stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC), located in a field of improved pasture on flat ground at 100m AOD. The cairn is circular in plan, 14m in diameter and up to 0.4m high. It has been disturbed in the past, with the centre and north-western side of the monument removed, but appears to be substantially intact. A possible natural linear rock outcrop runs along the southern side of the cairn.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The feature is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Ring 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.

Source: Cadw

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