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Latitude: 52.2494 / 52°14'57"N
Longitude: -3.5665 / 3°33'59"W
OS Eastings: 293151
OS Northings: 262407
OS Grid: SN931624
Mapcode National: GBR YF.0KYS
Mapcode Global: VH5CW.4QCF
Entry Name: Crugian Bach stone circle
Scheduled Date: 13 September 1999
Source ID: 1607
Cadw Legacy ID: BR274
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Stone circle
Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a fine stone circle, situated on a gently rounded plateau and wholly overlooked around the SW arc by the encompassing uniform flank of Y Gamriw. The stone circle contains about 18 small upright stones and measures about 22m in diameter. The site is theatrically positioned within an impressive and imposing upland landscape.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The stone circle 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 and ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence. The importance of the monument is further enhanced by the topographical association of the cairn with the many Bronze Age cairns and cemeteries that can be found within the surrounding area.
The area covered by the original designation did not relate accurately to the remains on the ground and the scheduled area has been revised in order to rectify the original designation.
It comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 40m in diameter.
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