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Craig Ty Glas Kerb Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llangynog (LLangynog), Powys

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Latitude: 52.8371 / 52°50'13"N

Longitude: -3.4375 / 3°26'14"W

OS Eastings: 303265

OS Northings: 327588

OS Grid: SJ032275

Mapcode National: GBR 6L.TCGY

Mapcode Global: WH78L.5YCD

Entry Name: Craig Ty Glas Kerb Cairn

Scheduled Date: 27 December 2001

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 936

Cadw Legacy ID: MG299

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Kerb cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llangynog (LLangynog)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, with a kerb of edge-set stones defining the edge, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and stands on the summit of Craig Ty Glas with spectacular views over Craig Rhiwarth and Dyffryn Tanat to the south and east. It is 9m in diameter and stands 0.5m high. Along its northern and western edges, the heap of stones making up the body of the cairn is held in place by a kerb of eight upright stones which range from 0.1m to 0.5m in height. In the centre of the cairn are the remains of a stone box or cist. 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 structural evidence and intact burial or ritual deposits. Kerb 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 15m in diameter, centred on the cairn.

Source: Cadw

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