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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
Source ID: 2008
Cadw Legacy ID: MG133
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
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.
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