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Latitude: 51.8852 / 51°53'6"N
Longitude: -3.1454 / 3°8'43"W
OS Eastings: 321259
OS Northings: 221354
OS Grid: SO212213
Mapcode National: GBR F0.RGD6
Mapcode Global: VH6C9.FWH6
Entry Name: Darren ring cairn
Scheduled Date: 3 February 2006
Source ID: 4179
Cadw Legacy ID: BR302
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Ring cairn
Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within open moorland on a S-facing spur of Pen Cerrig-calch. The well-preserved ring cairn is circular on plan and measures about 9.5m in diameter within a stony ring bank about 1.5m in thickness and 0.3m in height. The interior is level and largely stone free. The ring cairn is situated in a classic location, with wide views all around, particularly to the SE and except to the N where it is overlooked by higher ground.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 22m in diameter.
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