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Mynydd Llangorse Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin), Powys

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Latitude: 51.9274 / 51°55'38"N

Longitude: -3.2147 / 3°12'52"W

OS Eastings: 316569

OS Northings: 226127

OS Grid: SO165261

Mapcode National: GBR YX.NP7J

Mapcode Global: VH6C2.7TCB

Entry Name: Mynydd Llangorse Cairn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1729

Cadw Legacy ID: BR059

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

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 - 800 BC). It is near oval in shape and measures 7.6m by 6m and about 2.1m high. The cairn is situated about 400m above sea level, on a narrow neck between Cwm Sorgwm and Cwm Du, and forms a turning point on the parish boundary. It is a significant landmark in the landscape.

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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