Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Giant's Grave round cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Glascwm (Glasgwm), Powys

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street or Overhead View
Contributor Photos »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1809 / 52°10'51"N

Longitude: -3.2589 / 3°15'31"W

OS Eastings: 314022

OS Northings: 254378

OS Grid: SO140543

Mapcode National: GBR YV.4Q8L

Mapcode Global: VH69W.GFJY

Entry Name: Giant's Grave round cairn

Scheduled Date: 17 September 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4127

Cadw Legacy ID: RD218

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Glascwm (Glasgwm)

Traditional County: Radnorshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a large burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in moorland on the saddle between Little Hill to the S and Llyn-y-waun to the N. The heather-covered cairn is circular on plan and measures about 16.5m in diameter and up to 1.8m in height.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. 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 area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 20m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

Other nearby scheduled monuments

AncientMonuments.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact AncientMonuments.uk for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself.

AncientMonuments.uk is a Good Stuff website.