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Latitude: 52.8304 / 52°49'49"N
Longitude: -3.3728 / 3°22'21"W
OS Eastings: 307609
OS Northings: 326759
OS Grid: SJ076267
Mapcode National: GBR 6P.TP7G
Mapcode Global: WH78T.535Z
Entry Name: Nant y Gangen Ddu Round Cairns
Scheduled Date: 28 September 2001
Source ID: 1376
Cadw Legacy ID: MG301
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Pen-y-Bont-Fawr (Pen-y-bont-fawr)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains two burial cairns, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and are located on sheltered, south-facing shelves with spectacular views across Dyffryn Tanat. Both cairns are made up of truf-covered heaps of boulders, with cairn I measuring 8m in diameter and 0.4m high and stands immediately to the south of a track which crosses Glan Hafon from east to west. Cairn II stands some 150m to the south and is 10m in diameter and stands 0.5m high. Slightly to the north-east of the centre of the cairn are the remains of a stone box or cist.
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. It is in two parts: area A being a circle 12m in diameter centred on cairn I; area B a circle 15m in diameter centred on cairn II.
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