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Nant y Llyn cist

A Scheduled Monument in Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3083 / 52°18'29"N

Longitude: -3.5691 / 3°34'8"W

OS Eastings: 293119

OS Northings: 268953

OS Grid: SN931689

Mapcode National: GBR 9F.WRX3

Mapcode Global: VH5CP.370T

Entry Name: Nant y Llyn cist

Scheduled Date: 13 January 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4090

Cadw Legacy ID: RD211

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Cist burial

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)

Traditional County: Radnorshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cist, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated within open moorland on the E-facing plateau of Cefn Rhydoldog, immediately below and to the E of Esgair Penygarreg. The stone built subrectangular cist measures about 1.2m from N to S by about 0.6m transversely within several large earthfast orthostats set into the ground to a depth of at least 0.45m. The cist now lies open.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument retains significant archaeological potential with a strong probability of associated archaeological features and deposits. The importance of the monument is further enhanced by the group value formed by the proximity of the cist to the nearby monument of similar date, the Nant y Llyn stone row (RD197).

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 5m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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