Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

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

Esgair y Ffordd ring cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Cadfarch, Powys

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: 52.5155 / 52°30'55"N

Longitude: -3.7829 / 3°46'58"W

OS Eastings: 279110

OS Northings: 292338

OS Grid: SN791923

Mapcode National: GBR 95.GM7X

Mapcode Global: VH5BL.C1ZG

Entry Name: Esgair y Ffordd ring cairn

Scheduled Date: 30 March 2005

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4222

Cadw Legacy ID: MG310

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Ring cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Cadfarch

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within a forestry plantation on a W-facing ridge between the upper reaches of the Afon Hengwm to the NE and the Afon Hyddgen to the SW. The well-preserved ring cairn is circular on plan and measures about 3.5m in diameter within a substantial moss-covered stony ring bank about 2.5m in thickness and up to 0.6m in height. The interior is level and is relatively free of stones.

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 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 24m 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.