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Latitude: 51.6102 / 51°36'36"N
Longitude: -3.2482 / 3°14'53"W
OS Eastings: 313664
OS Northings: 190890
OS Grid: ST136908
Mapcode National: GBR HV.9MPX
Mapcode Global: VH6DL.NS5H
Entry Name: Two Round Cairns on the Bryn
Scheduled Date: 26 October 1994
Source ID: 3286
Cadw Legacy ID: GM463
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
County: Caerphilly (Caerffili)
Community: Llanbradach and Pwllypant (Llanbradach a Phwll-y-pant)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of two burial cairns, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC).
Cairn A - This cairn is 25m in diameter and 2m high. A large excavation crater 9m across is located within the centre of the cairn with a side slab of cist partially exposed in the bottom.
Cairn B - This is a ring cairn measuring 13.5m in diameter by 0.5m high.
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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