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Mynydd Ty'n-tyle cairns

A Scheduled Monument in Ferndale, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

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Latitude: 51.6569 / 51°39'25"N

Longitude: -3.4578 / 3°27'28"W

OS Eastings: 299254

OS Northings: 196357

OS Grid: SS992963

Mapcode National: GBR HK.6WGG

Mapcode Global: VH6D9.0MV4

Entry Name: Mynydd Ty'n-tyle cairns

Scheduled Date: 14 November 2003

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4047

Cadw Legacy ID: GM574

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

Community: Ferndale

Built-Up Area: Ferndale

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument comprises the remains of three burial cairns, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). They are situated on the saddle below and to the north-east of Mynydd Ty'n-tyle, on the main ridge of Cefn y Rhondda. The cairns are described individually in turn from north to south. The northernmost cairn (Item A) measures 7m in diameter and up to 0.4m in height. The central cairn (Item B) is situated about 170m to the south-east of the first. It measures 13m in diameter and up to 0.6m in height. The southernmost cairn (Item C) is situated immediately to the south-west of the central cairn. It measures 5m in diameter and up to 0.4m in height.

The monument is of national importance as an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and environmental and structural evidence, including traces of a buried prehistoric land surface underneath the cairns.

The scheduled areas comprise the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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