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Pant Sychbant Round Cairn and Earthworks

A Scheduled Monument in Vaynor (Y Faenor), Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7794 / 51°46'45"N

Longitude: -3.453 / 3°27'10"W

OS Eastings: 299854

OS Northings: 209964

OS Grid: SN998099

Mapcode National: GBR YL.Z43T

Mapcode Global: VH6CQ.3JCT

Entry Name: Pant Sychbant Round Cairn and Earthworks

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 780

Cadw Legacy ID: BR166

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful)

Community: Vaynor (Y Faenor)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is about 12m in diameter and 1.5m high. The cairn is situated near a stream and two small roughly circular enclosures, which are located to the south-east and the north-east. They are approximately 9m in diameter and surrounded by low banks. Flints have been recovered to the immediate north-east of the cairn.

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.

Source: Cadw

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