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Mynydd Troed, round cairn on south end of

A Scheduled Monument in Talgarth, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9356 / 51°56'8"N

Longitude: -3.1947 / 3°11'40"W

OS Eastings: 317962

OS Northings: 227020

OS Grid: SO179270

Mapcode National: GBR YY.N85P

Mapcode Global: VH6C2.KMY0

Entry Name: Mynydd Troed, round cairn on S end of

Scheduled Date: 4 February 2005

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1092

Cadw Legacy ID: BR315

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Talgarth

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

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 S end of the Mynydd Troed ridge. The stone-built cairn is roughly circular on plan and measures about 9.5m in diameter and up to 0.6m in height. The cairn is substantially intact and commands fine views of the valley floor to the S.

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 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 24m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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