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Latitude: 51.6427 / 51°38'33"N
Longitude: -3.8535 / 3°51'12"W
OS Eastings: 271843
OS Northings: 195395
OS Grid: SS718953
Mapcode National: GBR H0.7RFY
Mapcode Global: VH4K5.5Z52
Entry Name: Llandarcy Round Cairn
Source ID: 392
Cadw Legacy ID: GM291
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)
Community: Coedffranc (Coed-ffranc)
Built-Up Area: Neath
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It occupies a hill-slope position with wide views except to the south. The cairn is round on plan and measures 7.6m in diameter by 0.9m high. A stone slab measuring 0.40m high by 1.8m long by 0.9m thick is set upright and sticks out of the side of the cairn. This is possibly the remains of a stone cist.
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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