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Latitude: 51.7227 / 51°43'21"N
Longitude: -3.5962 / 3°35'46"W
OS Eastings: 289843
OS Northings: 203874
OS Grid: SN898038
Mapcode National: GBR HC.2Q4W
Mapcode Global: VH5GC.MY6Q
Entry Name: Foel Chwern Round Cairn
Source ID: 2883
Cadw Legacy ID: GM235
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is situated on a slight summit at about 550m above OD. The cairn is flat-topped cairn and measures approximately 7.1m in diameter by 0.6m high. The cairn was partially excavated in the 1960s and found to be oval in plan. There was no trace of a burial or any finds.
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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