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Latitude: 51.9651 / 51°57'54"N
Longitude: -3.7022 / 3°42'8"W
OS Eastings: 283146
OS Northings: 230988
OS Grid: SN831309
Mapcode National: GBR Y8.L8BW
Mapcode Global: VH5F4.SV4Z
Entry Name: Mynydd Bach-Trecastell Round Cairn
Source ID: 1774
Cadw Legacy ID: BR142
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is circular in plan, 8m in diameter and 1.2m high and is turf-covered. There is a slight hollow in the centre of the cairn, the result of a past disturbance, possibly an early 19th century excavation. The cairn lies 120m WSW of Mynydd Bach Trecastle Stone circles (BR069).
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.