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Latitude: 52.244 / 52°14'38"N
Longitude: -3.584 / 3°35'2"W
OS Eastings: 291948
OS Northings: 261828
OS Grid: SN919618
Mapcode National: GBR YF.0MNR
Mapcode Global: VH5CV.TVNM
Entry Name: Ring Cairn on Garn Lwyd
Scheduled Date: 6 October 1994
Source ID: 1821
Cadw Legacy ID: BR214
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), and is defined by a circular bank of boulders 16.6m in diameter with a gently sloping grass covered interior. The bank of stones is 3.6m wide and 0.6m high at its maximum dimensions. It is fairly conspicuous but isolated in an otherwise featureless hillside where lies in unenclosed moorland, in part of the Elan Valley.
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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