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Latitude: 51.7095 / 51°42'34"N
Longitude: -3.527 / 3°31'37"W
OS Eastings: 294591
OS Northings: 202296
OS Grid: SN945022
Mapcode National: GBR HG.3HK3
Mapcode Global: VH5GL.T99C
Entry Name: Rhondda Fach Cairn
Scheduled Date: 10 May 2000
Source ID: 1631
Cadw Legacy ID: GM541
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)
Community: Aberdare (Aberdâr)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn measures 8m in diameter and is 1m 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.