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Ring Cairn on Waun Gunllwch

A Scheduled Monument in Erwood (Errwd), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0607 / 52°3'38"N

Longitude: -3.3703 / 3°22'13"W

OS Eastings: 306151

OS Northings: 241139

OS Grid: SO061411

Mapcode National: GBR YQ.D6NJ

Mapcode Global: VH6BD.JGMN

Entry Name: Ring Cairn on Waun Gunllwch

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3375

Cadw Legacy ID: BR181

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Ring cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Erwood (Errwd)

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), which is situated in open grassland with some stone visible on its surface. The cairn has a diameter of 15.5m with a dished interior; it stands 0.6m above the surrounding field.

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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