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Latitude: 52.6722 / 52°40'20"N
Longitude: -3.4961 / 3°29'45"W
OS Eastings: 298935
OS Northings: 309330
OS Grid: SH989093
Mapcode National: GBR 9J.4RX7
Mapcode Global: WH68D.83G7
Entry Name: Pencad Cymru Cairn
Source ID: 2010
Cadw Legacy ID: MG164
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). Pencad Cymru Cairn comprises a disturbed cairn situated on moorland at NE end of summit of broad ridge known as Pen Coed. The cairn measures c 16m and height approx. 0.9m. The centre has been mutilated, a depression c 6m across x 0.5m deep having been excavated, and a modern marker cairn has been built on the SW quadrant using loose stones from the cairn. There is no visible surrounding ditch/kerb.
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.