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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
Source ID: 2607
Cadw Legacy ID: RD125
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
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.
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