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Latitude: 51.7967 / 51°47'48"N
Longitude: -3.3749 / 3°22'29"W
OS Eastings: 305278
OS Northings: 211788
OS Grid: SO052117
Mapcode National: GBR YP.XZDW
Mapcode Global: VH6CR.G35H
Entry Name: Garn Pontsticill ring cairn
Scheduled Date: 9 December 2003
Source ID: 1072
Cadw Legacy ID: GM569
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Ring cairn
County: Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful)
Community: Vaynor (Y Faenor)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). It is situated within open moorland on the gentle north-facing slope above Pontsticill. The ring cairn is situated on the leading edge of a low narrow north-facing ridge and is circular on plan, measuring about 13m in diameter within a stone ring bank 1.5m in thickness and up to 0.2m in height. The interior of the ring cairn is largely clear of stone.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial rites and ritual, social organisation and the environment. The feature is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of both structural evidence and the presence of intact burial or ritual deposits.
The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.