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Ring Cairn and Round Cairn on Southern Side of Mynydd-y-Glog

A Scheduled Monument in Hirwaun, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7615 / 51°45'41"N

Longitude: -3.489 / 3°29'20"W

OS Eastings: 297334

OS Northings: 208030

OS Grid: SN973080

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.073F

Mapcode Global: VH5G7.GZWH

Entry Name: Ring Cairn and Round Cairn on Southern Side of Mynydd-y-Glog

Scheduled Date: 29 September 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1587

Cadw Legacy ID: GM524

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Ring cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

Community: Hirwaun

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn of earth and stone, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The ring cairn remains has a low circular stony mound, 13m in diameter and up to 0.4m in height. It is located on a low natural rise in ground downslope from the summit of Mynydd-y-Glog. Approximately 900m west, on Mynydd-y-Glog, are a large collection of Bronze Age round cairns.

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.

Source: Cadw

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