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Garnedd Lwyd

A Scheduled Monument in Aber Valley (Cwm Aber), Caerphilly (Caerffili)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6051 / 51°36'18"N

Longitude: -3.2904 / 3°17'25"W

OS Eastings: 310730

OS Northings: 190375

OS Grid: ST107903

Mapcode National: GBR HS.B31M

Mapcode Global: VH6DK.XXCD

Entry Name: Garnedd Lwyd

Scheduled Date: 26 October 1994

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3285

Cadw Legacy ID: GM462

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Caerphilly (Caerffili)

Community: Aber Valley (Cwm Aber)

Built-Up Area: Abertridwr

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The round cairn measures c. 18m in diameter by 0.5m high and is turf covered.

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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