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Glog Fawr Platform Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2818 / 52°16'54"N

Longitude: -3.5777 / 3°34'39"W

OS Eastings: 292466

OS Northings: 266026

OS Grid: SN924660

Mapcode National: GBR 9F.Y9T4

Mapcode Global: VH5CN.XXY4

Entry Name: Glog Fawr Platform Cairn

Scheduled Date: 13 January 2003

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3926

Cadw Legacy ID: RD201

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Platform Cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)

Traditional County: Radnorshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a round platform cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and measures 6.4m in diameter and stands to a height of 0.5m. Along its southern edge, the heap of stones making up the body of the cairn is held in place by a kerb of three upright slabs of stone about 0.3m in height. In the centre of the cairn are the remains of a stone box or cist".

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential

Source: Cadw

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