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Two Round Cairns on the Summit of Mynydd-y-Glog

A Scheduled Monument in Hirwaun, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7683 / 51°46'5"N

Longitude: -3.4817 / 3°28'54"W

OS Eastings: 297850

OS Northings: 208775

OS Grid: SN978087

Mapcode National: GBR YK.ZWHL

Mapcode Global: VH5G7.LTQ9

Entry Name: Two Round Cairns on the Summit of Mynydd-y-Glog

Scheduled Date: 29 September 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1589

Cadw Legacy ID: GM526

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

Community: Hirwaun

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of two burial cairns, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairns measure approximately 16m in diameter and survive to about 1.5m. They are constructed from loose unsorted stones and are situated on the summit of Mynydd-y-Glog. The monument includes a small ring of stones, possibly a hut circle, measuring 4m in diameter located to the immediate southwest.

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.

Source: Cadw

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