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Mynydd Maendy Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Coychurch Higher (Llangrallo Uchaf), Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

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Latitude: 51.5642 / 51°33'51"N

Longitude: -3.4713 / 3°28'16"W

OS Eastings: 298115

OS Northings: 186063

OS Grid: SS981860

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.DRL2

Mapcode Global: VH5H6.SY77

Entry Name: Mynydd Maendy Round Cairn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2271

Cadw Legacy ID: GM294

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)

Community: Coychurch Higher (Llangrallo Uchaf)

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is situated on the southern edge of the top of the ridge on open moorland. The round cairn is grass covered, conical with a flat top and measures 14m in diameter by 1.7m high.

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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