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Latitude: 51.6932 / 51°41'35"N
Longitude: -3.7045 / 3°42'16"W
OS Eastings: 282281
OS Northings: 200753
OS Grid: SN822007
Mapcode National: GBR H7.4DX8
Mapcode Global: VH5GH.QPXW
Entry Name: Three Round Cairns on Carn Caca
Source ID: 2904
Cadw Legacy ID: GM385
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Kerb cairn
County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)
Community: Clyne and Melincourt (Y Clun a Melin-cwrt)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of three burial cairns, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). They are situated on the edge of an escarpment with commanding views to the north-west.
Cairn A - A small cairn circle of stone slabs enclosing a slightly oval area measuring c. 12m by 11m. A small hollow in the interior may mark the site of an attempt at excavation. The area inside the ring is flat.
Cairn B - This cairn is grass covered and measures 9m in diameter by c. 0.5m high. The side slabs of a robbed cist are visible in the centre.
Cairn C - This cairn is grass covered and measures 4m in diameter by 0.3m high. A single slab is visible half buried near the western edge.
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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