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Latitude: 51.7208 / 51°43'14"N
Longitude: -3.4058 / 3°24'20"W
OS Eastings: 302986
OS Northings: 203384
OS Grid: SO029033
Mapcode National: GBR HM.2XQ1
Mapcode Global: VH6D3.X0BP
Entry Name: Graig-y-Gilfach round cairn and earthwork
Scheduled Date: 5 October 1961
Source ID: 621
Cadw Legacy ID: GM288
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Round barrow
County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)
Community: Cwmbach (Cwm-bach)
Built-Up Area: Aberdare
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a round burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). It is situated on the leading south-west-facing edge of the summit of Twyn Gwersyllfa. The grass-covered cairn is circular on plan and measures about 9.5m in diameter and up to 0.7m in height. A further monument is included within the schedule, situated 150m to the south-east this feature comprises a sub-circular shallow ditch and is of uncertain antiquity or function.
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 further burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface.
The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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