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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 ID: 1092
Cadw Legacy ID: BR315
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
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 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.
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