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Latitude: 51.637 / 51°38'13"N
Longitude: -3.8505 / 3°51'1"W
OS Eastings: 272037
OS Northings: 194758
OS Grid: SS720947
Mapcode National: GBR H1.805X
Mapcode Global: VH4KC.63RW
Entry Name: Gelli-Bwch Round Cairn
Scheduled Date: 17 April 1962
Source ID: 2897
Cadw Legacy ID: GM290
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)
Community: Coedffranc (Coed-ffranc)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is situated on a summit with wide views in all directions. The cairn is circular on plan and measures 18.3m in diameter by 1.5m high. A central hollow, full of stones, is the result of antiquarian digging.
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.
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