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Latitude: 51.912 / 51°54'43"N
Longitude: -3.2206 / 3°13'14"W
OS Eastings: 316134
OS Northings: 224420
OS Grid: SO161244
Mapcode National: GBR YX.PMRT
Mapcode Global: VH6C8.467M
Entry Name: Maes Clythan Wood cairn
Scheduled Date: 3 February 2006
Source ID: 4182
Cadw Legacy ID: BR310
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in open moorland on the gentle S-facing slopes above Cefn Moel. The stone-built cairn is roughly circular on plan and measures about 7.5m in diameter and up to 0.5m in height. The cairn is substantially intact, although there is a large central hollow, presumably the result of antiquarian investigation or robbing. A shelter with drystone walling has been constructed within this hollow, although upright slabs (perhaps remaining from an original cist) are visible at the base of the shelter on its NE and SE sides.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. 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 intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 18m in diameter.
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