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Rectangular Platform

A Scheduled Monument in Maescar (Maes-car), Powys

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Latitude: 51.8597 / 51°51'34"N

Longitude: -3.5633 / 3°33'47"W

OS Eastings: 292441

OS Northings: 219052

OS Grid: SN924190

Mapcode National: GBR YG.T0S8

Mapcode Global: VH5FT.6J37

Entry Name: Rectangular Platform

Scheduled Date: 10 May 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3832

Cadw Legacy ID: BR262

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Ritual platform

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Maescar (Maes-car)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument consists of an earthen platform of unknown character and date which stands in the centre of a triangle of three Bronze Age monuments. The platform measures 12m x 8m.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of defensive, agricultural or settlement organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular, with a diameter of 25m, centred on the platform.

Source: Cadw

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