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Latitude: 51.605 / 51°36'17"N
Longitude: -3.6055 / 3°36'19"W
OS Eastings: 288913
OS Northings: 190789
OS Grid: SS889907
Mapcode National: GBR HC.B1TT
Mapcode Global: VH5GY.GX9J
Entry Name: Croes y Bwlchgwyn Round Cairn
Scheduled Date: 13 June 1956
Source ID: 3112
Cadw Legacy ID: GM250
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
Community: Garw Valley (Cwm Garw)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is situated on the west side of the ridge top. The cairn is grass covered and measures 8m in diameter by 1m high. The surface is uneven - particularly on the north side.
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.
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