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Latitude: 52.5668 / 52°34'0"N
Longitude: -3.4467 / 3°26'48"W
OS Eastings: 302039
OS Northings: 297537
OS Grid: SO020975
Mapcode National: GBR 9M.C637
Mapcode Global: WH79Y.1R02
Entry Name: Llyn y Tarw Cairn
Scheduled Date: 23 November 2000
Source ID: 1683
Cadw Legacy ID: MG259
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Caersws (Caersŵs)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and measuring 7.6m in diameter and standing up to 0.7m high.
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. It is a circle and measures 18m in diameter, centred on the cairn.
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