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Latitude: 52.8613 / 52°51'40"N
Longitude: -3.3997 / 3°23'59"W
OS Eastings: 305858
OS Northings: 330232
OS Grid: SJ058302
Mapcode National: GBR 6N.RW2N
Mapcode Global: WH78L.RB8S
Entry Name: Rhos-y-Beddau Stone Circle, Avenue and Cairn
Scheduled Date: 7 October 1981
Source ID: 1981
Cadw Legacy ID: MG032
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Stone circle
Community: Llangynog (LLangynog)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains of a stone circle and associated features, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The stone circle contains approximately 13 stones, and has a fairly uniform diameter of 13-14m. Additional features include an avenue containing 2 rows of stones, the S one more complete. The avenue runs 70m towards the remains of a stone cairn.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Stone circles are often 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.
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