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Nant y Postau round cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2469 / 52°14'48"N

Longitude: -3.5798 / 3°34'47"W

OS Eastings: 292237

OS Northings: 262146

OS Grid: SN922621

Mapcode National: GBR YF.0GPX

Mapcode Global: VH5CV.WSVD

Entry Name: Nant y Postau round cairn

Scheduled Date: 19 August 2008

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4341

Cadw Legacy ID: BR395

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)

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 a saddle between Gro Hill to the SE and a N-facing spur to the NW of Gro Hill. The stone-built cairn is circular on plan and measures about 6m in diameter and 0.8m in height. The cairn has a well-defined edge and appears to be intact.

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 structural evidence and intact burial or ritual deposits. The topographic association with the other cairns and cairn cemetery on Gro Hill (BR394 and BR396 - BR398) and the major stone circle to the E (BR274) further increases its importance.

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 20m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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