Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Cwm Bwchel round cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 51.9388 / 51°56'19"N

Longitude: -3.0547 / 3°3'17"W

OS Eastings: 327587

OS Northings: 227220

OS Grid: SO275272

Mapcode National: GBR F4.N0WL

Mapcode Global: VH78M.0JFL

Entry Name: Cwm Bwchel round cairn

Scheduled Date: 2 April 2009

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4323

Cadw Legacy ID: MM343

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in open moorland on the rounded terrace on the NE facing slopes of Bal-Mawr. The stone-built cairn is circular on plan and measures about 15.5m in diameter and up to 1.4m in height. Although it has been disturbed in the past - the bulk of the cairn has been cleared to one side to reveal a well-preserved central cist - the base of the cairn remains intact and undisturbed. The cist measures 2m from ENE to WSW by 0.4m transversely and is 0.65m in depth.

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.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 30m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.