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Ring Cairn South of Twyn Blaennant

A Scheduled Monument in Troed-y-rhiw, Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7296 / 51°43'46"N

Longitude: -3.4125 / 3°24'45"W

OS Eastings: 302540

OS Northings: 204377

OS Grid: SO025043

Mapcode National: GBR HM.28B3

Mapcode Global: VH6CX.SSSG

Entry Name: Ring Cairn South of Twyn Blaennant

Scheduled Date: 24 June 1975

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3114

Cadw Legacy ID: GM368

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful)

Community: Troed-y-rhiw

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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). It is situated on the tip of a slight spur on open moorland. The cairn is circular and measures 14m in diameter. It is enclosed by a very low, barely perceptible bank from which a number of revetment stones protrude.

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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