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Round Cairn 800m south west of Gwar-y-Felin

A Scheduled Monument in Trallong, Powys

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Latitude: 52.0024 / 52°0'8"N

Longitude: -3.5671 / 3°34'1"W

OS Eastings: 292522

OS Northings: 234931

OS Grid: SN925349

Mapcode National: GBR YF.J5T9

Mapcode Global: VH5F1.4X2V

Entry Name: Round Cairn 800m SW of Gwar-y-Felin

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1749

Cadw Legacy ID: BR104

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Trallong

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The monument comprises a turf covered round cairn, 17m in diameter and 0.8m high. The cairn is located on the summit of a hill and there are extensive views from the site in all directions. The centre of the cairn has been badly disturbed in the past, leaving a large hollow that has probably removed any trace of original burials. There is a military boundary post concreted into the outer edge of the monument on the southern side.

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

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