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Latitude: 52.2329 / 52°13'58"N
Longitude: -3.6155 / 3°36'55"W
OS Eastings: 289770
OS Northings: 260636
OS Grid: SN897606
Mapcode National: GBR YC.1KTN
Mapcode Global: VH5D1.940M
Entry Name: Ring Cairn on Esgair Ceiliog
Scheduled Date: 26 September 1994
Source ID: 1816
Cadw Legacy ID: BR208
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Ring cairn
Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn of earth and stone, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC), located in a large area of upland grassland which slopes gently from south to north; it is 13m in diameter, with an outer bank 2.5m broad of small boulders which is partially grassed over and has a maximum height of 0.5m. At its centre lies a stony irregular heap with slight evidence for a ditch running around the outside of the monument.
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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