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Rhos-y-Beddau Stone Circle, Avenue and Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llangynog (LLangynog), Powys

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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: Cadw

Source ID: 1981

Cadw Legacy ID: MG032

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Stone circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

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.

Source: Cadw

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