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Maes Dyfnant Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfihangel, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7352 / 52°44'6"N

Longitude: -3.4605 / 3°27'37"W

OS Eastings: 301481

OS Northings: 316287

OS Grid: SJ014162

Mapcode National: GBR 9L.0NNP

Mapcode Global: WH680.TH9Z

Entry Name: Maes Dyfnant Round Cairn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2008

Cadw Legacy ID: MG133

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanfihangel

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The monument takes the form of a circular stone cairn 22m diameter and up to 2.0m high. The centre has been hollowed out. There are traces of a stone kerb on the SE side. It is situated alongside River Vyrnwy.

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.

Source: Cadw

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