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Latitude: 51.635 / 51°38'6"N
Longitude: -3.5206 / 3°31'13"W
OS Eastings: 294862
OS Northings: 194007
OS Grid: SS948940
Mapcode National: GBR HG.8C5K
Mapcode Global: VH5GZ.X5PF
Entry Name: Mynydd Ton Cairns
Scheduled Date: 9 December 1999
Source ID: 842
Cadw Legacy ID: GM540
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
Community: Ogmore Valley (Cwm Ogwr)
Built-Up Area: Nant-y-moel
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of two burial cairns, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The two cairns are stone built and measure c. 10m in diameter. There may have once been a third cairn further to the north, forming a line. Cairn I (item A) is located at NGR 294793 / 294793 within a forest ride. Cairn II (item B) is currently located within dense forestry at NGR 294931 / 194059.
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.
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