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Pen y Groes Isaf Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Tregynon, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5775 / 52°34'38"N

Longitude: -3.4244 / 3°25'27"W

OS Eastings: 303573

OS Northings: 298693

OS Grid: SO035986

Mapcode National: GBR 9M.BRK5

Mapcode Global: WH79Y.CGKW

Entry Name: Pen y Groes Isaf Round Cairn

Scheduled Date: 28 August 2002

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3855

Cadw Legacy ID: MG289

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Tregynon

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and measures 18m in diameter and 1.4m high.

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 a circle and measures 20m in diameter, centred on the cairn.

Source: Cadw

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