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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
Source ID: 780
Cadw Legacy ID: BR166
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful)
Community: Vaynor (Y Faenor)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
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.
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