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Latitude: 51.8826 / 51°52'57"N
Longitude: -3.7278 / 3°43'40"W
OS Eastings: 281171
OS Northings: 221854
OS Grid: SN811218
Mapcode National: GBR Y7.RFZP
Mapcode Global: VH5FJ.BYM6
Entry Name: Picws Du cairn
Scheduled Date: 17 September 2004
Source ID: 4115
Cadw Legacy ID: CM336
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated on the leading edge of a prominent and precipitous N-facing ridge on Mynydd Du. The cairn is circular on plan and measures about 17.5m in diameter and up to 1.6m in height.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. 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 and environmental and structural evidence, including a buried prehistoric land surface.
The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 25m in diameter.