Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Round Cairn 130m east of Cryn-Fryn

A Scheduled Monument in Llanwrthwl, Powys

We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 52.2491 / 52°14'56"N

Longitude: -3.5002 / 3°30'0"W

OS Eastings: 297678

OS Northings: 262273

OS Grid: SN976622

Mapcode National: GBR YJ.0JDC

Mapcode Global: VH5CX.8QYQ

Entry Name: Round Cairn 130m E of Cryn-Fryn

Scheduled Date: 21 November 1978

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1800

Cadw Legacy ID: BR184

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanwrthwl

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn is roughly oval in plan, measuring 16m N/S by 13m E/W and 0.9m high, and comprises angular stones of a variety of sizes. In the centre is an open cist measuring 1m by 1.6m, built using four large slabs set upright. The capstone is missing, although several large slabs are present on and around the cairn one of which which could have originally covered the cist. The cairn is largely turf-covered and is located in a field of pasture.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. 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

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.