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Lluest Uchaf Cairns and Stone Row

A Scheduled Monument in Caersws (Caersŵs), Powys

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Latitude: 52.5736 / 52°34'24"N

Longitude: -3.4763 / 3°28'34"W

OS Eastings: 300049

OS Northings: 298329

OS Grid: SO000983

Mapcode National: GBR 9K.BYKS

Mapcode Global: WH68S.KKVW

Entry Name: Lluest Uchaf Cairns and Stone Row

Scheduled Date: 24 January 2001

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3850

Cadw Legacy ID: MG276

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Stone Row

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Caersws (Caersŵs)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument comprises the remains of a stone row and two cairns, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and are aligned N-S, over an area of 60m. The individual monuments are identified A-C. Item A is a row of 15 upright stones, 12m long and running N-S. All the stones are aligned N-S except the central one which is aligned E-W. The largest, most southerly stone stands 1.0m high and leans to W. Item B is a turfed-over round cairn, 10m in diameter and 0.3m high. The site is undisturbed. There is stone visible on the surface on the S, W and N sides of the cairn. Item C is a small, turfed-over oval cairn, 5.0m (N-S) by 4.0m (E-W) and 0.3m high, bounded on the long axes by shallow ditches 1.0m wide. The site is undisturbed. Surface stone visible on the W side.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Stone rows are often 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. It is a rectangle measuring 65m x 20m.

Source: Cadw

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