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Ffynnon Las Round Cairn I

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9037 / 51°54'13"N

Longitude: -3.228 / 3°13'40"W

OS Eastings: 315609

OS Northings: 223509

OS Grid: SO156235

Mapcode National: GBR YW.QCXS

Mapcode Global: VH6C8.0DBZ

Entry Name: Ffynnon Las Round Cairn I

Scheduled Date: 16 July 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3892

Cadw Legacy ID: BR294

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and is located within 1km of the Ffynnon Las Ritual Complex. The cairn is a turf-covered mound of stones and measures 8m in diameter and 0.5m high. There is a slight disturbance at the centre measuring 2m square and 0.3m deep.

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 circular and measures 10m in diameter, centred on the cairn.

Source: Cadw

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