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Mynydd Llangorse, cairn on south end of

A Scheduled Monument in Llangors (Llan-gors), Powys

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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: Cadw

Source ID: 4186

Cadw Legacy ID: BR309

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

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.

Source: Cadw

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