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Latitude: 51.7734 / 51°46'24"N
Longitude: -3.4957 / 3°29'44"W
OS Eastings: 296896
OS Northings: 209359
OS Grid: SN968093
Mapcode National: GBR YJ.ZKJX
Mapcode Global: VH5G7.CP9D
Entry Name: Round Cairn North of Mynydd-y-Glog
Scheduled Date: 28 July 1999
Source ID: 865
Cadw Legacy ID: GM521
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). It measures 7.8m diameter and 0.75m high. The cairn was constructed from limestone and sandstone blocks. Two sandstone slabs within the interior may be the remains of a cist. The cairn is surrounded by a kerb of small boulders, some of which measure over 1m in length. It is part of a large cemetery of Bronze Age cairns extending over the summit of Mynydd-y-Glog. 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.
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