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Croes y Bwlchgwyn Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Garw Valley (Cwm Garw), Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 3112

Cadw Legacy ID: GM250

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

Community: Garw Valley (Cwm Garw)

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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