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Four Round Cairns on Mynydd-y-Glog

A Scheduled Monument in Hirwaun, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7697 / 51°46'10"N

Longitude: -3.4885 / 3°29'18"W

OS Eastings: 297386

OS Northings: 208936

OS Grid: SN973089

Mapcode National: GBR YK.ZMBK

Mapcode Global: VH5G7.HS47

Entry Name: Four Round Cairns on Mynydd-y-Glog

Scheduled Date: 29 September 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 863

Cadw Legacy ID: GM522

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

Community: Hirwaun

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of four burial cairns, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairns vary in diameter between 7m to 16m. All have been constructed from large quantities of loose stones and are situated close to the summit of Mynydd-y-Glog. They can be seen from long distances away in many directions. 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.

Source: Cadw

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