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Garn Fawr round cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.828 / 51°49'40"N

Longitude: -3.2733 / 3°16'23"W

OS Eastings: 312350

OS Northings: 215140

OS Grid: SO123151

Mapcode National: GBR YV.W0Q2

Mapcode Global: VH6CM.6BX0

Entry Name: Garn Fawr round cairn

Scheduled Date: 3 February 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4237

Cadw Legacy ID: BR322

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Blaenau Gwent

Community: Tredegar

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated on a local summit on the plateau of Mynydd Llangyndir. The massive stone built cairn is circular on plan and measures about 20m in diameter and up to 2.5m in height. There is a large central crater, but the majority of the base of the cairn appears undisturbed.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The well-preserved 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 and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 25m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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