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Latitude: 51.9009 / 51°54'3"N
Longitude: -3.2244 / 3°13'27"W
OS Eastings: 315854
OS Northings: 223192
OS Grid: SO158231
Mapcode National: GBR YX.QDTD
Mapcode Global: VH6C8.2H73
Entry Name: Ffynnon Las Bronze Age Ritual Complex
Scheduled Date: 16 July 2002
Source ID: 3893
Cadw Legacy ID: BR296
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains two burial cairns and a standing stone probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and aligned north-west to south-east along the eastern slope of Cefn Moel above Ffynnon Las. The cairns are turf-covered and measure 8m in diameter x 1m high (Cairn II) and 7m in diameter x 0.5m high (Cairn III). The standing stone measures 0.9m high x 1.1m long x 0.4m wide.
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 in three parts, with a circle 10m in diameter, centred on cairn II, a circle 2m in diameter, centred on the standing stone and a circle 10m in diameter, centred on cairn III.
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