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Esgair Draenllwyn Round Cairn II

A Scheduled Monument in Carno, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5407 / 52°32'26"N

Longitude: -3.5796 / 3°34'46"W

OS Eastings: 292964

OS Northings: 294818

OS Grid: SN929948

Mapcode National: GBR 9F.F3B1

Mapcode Global: VH5BH.WDYN

Entry Name: Esgair Draenllwyn Round Cairn II

Scheduled Date: 25 June 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3857

Cadw Legacy ID: MG295

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Carno

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and measures 7m in diameter x0.3m high.

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. It is a circle and measures 10m in diameter, centred on the cairn.

Source: Cadw

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