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Latitude: 51.9221 / 51°55'19"N
Longitude: -3.228 / 3°13'40"W
OS Eastings: 315645
OS Northings: 225555
OS Grid: SO156255
Mapcode National: GBR YW.P5XZ
Mapcode Global: VH6C2.0YBD
Entry Name: Mynydd Llangorse, cairn on S end of
Scheduled Date: 4 February 2005
Source ID: 4186
Cadw Legacy ID: BR309
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Llangors (Llan-gors)
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 of Mynydd Llangorse. The stone-built cairn is roughly circular on plan and measures about 6.5m in diameter and up to 0.5m in height. The cairn is substantially intact, although the well-set upright slab visible within the centre of the cairn and the large horizontal slab lying immediately adjacent may represent the remains of a disturbed cist and its displaced capstone.
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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