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Latitude: 52.0723 / 52°4'20"N
Longitude: -3.8805 / 3°52'49"W
OS Eastings: 271211
OS Northings: 243221
OS Grid: SN712432
Mapcode National: GBR Y1.CL3C
Mapcode Global: VH4H6.P5DP
Entry Name: Cefn y Bryn Ring Cairn
Scheduled Date: 9 March 2000
Source ID: 1645
Cadw Legacy ID: CM304
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Ring cairn
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Cynwyl Gaeo
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn of earth and stone, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is defined by an oval earthen bank 18m x 21m in size and 0.5m high.
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. It is a circle and measures 35m in diameter, centred on the ring cairn.
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