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Latitude: 51.823 / 51°49'22"N
Longitude: -3.6107 / 3°36'38"W
OS Eastings: 289082
OS Northings: 215045
OS Grid: SN890150
Mapcode National: GBR YD.W70T
Mapcode Global: VH5FZ.CFHV
Entry Name: Sand Hill round cairn
Scheduled Date: 27 February 2006
Source ID: 4251
Cadw Legacy ID: BR331
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises the remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC) and situated in open moorland on a locally prominent summit overlooking the area to the SE. The well-defined stone-built cairn is circular on plan and measures about 8.5m in diameter and up to 0.5m in height. Although it has been disturbed in the past - a small modern cairn has been built upon its N side - the majority of the cairn remains intact.
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 and environmental and structural evidence.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 22m in diameter.
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