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Latitude: 51.6723 / 51°40'20"N
Longitude: -3.3863 / 3°23'10"W
OS Eastings: 304231
OS Northings: 197971
OS Grid: ST042979
Mapcode National: GBR HN.5WFB
Mapcode Global: VH6DB.874B
Entry Name: Ring Cairn 350m W of Penrhiw Caradoc, Llanwonno
Scheduled Date: 21 August 1975
Source ID: 391
Cadw Legacy ID: GM373
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)
Community: Penrhiwceiber (Penrhiw-ceibr)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn of earth and stone, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It is situated on top of a south-westward spur on open moorland. The cairn is turf covered and measures c. 10m in diameter and is surrounded by a low bank c. 3m wide by 0.5m high.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The feature is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Ring 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.
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