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Garn Bica

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6933 / 51°41'36"N

Longitude: -3.5313 / 3°31'52"W

OS Eastings: 294252

OS Northings: 200508

OS Grid: SN942005

Mapcode National: GBR HG.4GH1

Mapcode Global: VH5GL.QPZR

Entry Name: Garn Bica

Scheduled Date: 18 November 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1628

Cadw Legacy ID: GM539

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

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

Community: Treherbert

Built-Up Area: Treherbert

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn measures 10m in diameter and is 1m high. 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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