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Dol-y-Fan Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llanyre (Llanllŷr), Powys

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Latitude: 52.2416 / 52°14'29"N

Longitude: -3.4375 / 3°26'14"W

OS Eastings: 301945

OS Northings: 261353

OS Grid: SO019613

Mapcode National: GBR YM.0V9T

Mapcode Global: VH69D.CXLG

Entry Name: Dol-y-Fan Round Cairn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2607

Cadw Legacy ID: RD125

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanyre (Llanllŷr)

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn is situated on a hilltop in a slight saddle with good views to the north and south. The original remains are c.10m in diameter and up to 0.4m high, though varying amounts of clearance stone have been added above this and removed again over the last century.

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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