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Latitude: 51.8589 / 51°51'32"N
Longitude: -3.5603 / 3°33'36"W
OS Eastings: 292647
OS Northings: 218965
OS Grid: SN926189
Mapcode National: GBR YG.T1JV
Mapcode Global: VH5FT.7JPT
Entry Name: Round Cairn SE of Maen Llia
Scheduled Date: 19 April 1999
Source ID: 1578
Cadw Legacy ID: BR261
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Maescar (Maes-car)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a cairn, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC) and is set on a prominent local rise in the ground overlooking the Afon Llia. The cairn has an outer ring of stones, now mostly grassed over.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial 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. It is a circle of 20m diameter centered on the cairn.
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