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Garreg Las Round Cairns

A Scheduled Monument in Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9242 / 51°55'27"N

Longitude: -3.0076 / 3°0'27"W

OS Eastings: 330804

OS Northings: 225560

OS Grid: SO308255

Mapcode National: GBR F6.NSPM

Mapcode Global: VH78M.TWBR

Entry Name: Garreg Las Round Cairns

Scheduled Date: 31 July 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1335

Cadw Legacy ID: MM302

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of two burial cairns, dating to the Early Bronze Age (c. 2000-1500 BC). Both monuments are made up of turf-covered heaps of boulders. Cairn I is oval and measures some 10m by 8m and stands 0.5m high. Cairn II is round and measures 8m in diameter and 0.5m high. They are closely associated with the Garreg Las hengiform monument and cross-dyke.

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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