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Twyn Cerrig-Cadarn Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Merthyr Cynog, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0355 / 52°2'7"N

Longitude: -3.5351 / 3°32'6"W

OS Eastings: 294794

OS Northings: 238563

OS Grid: SN947385

Mapcode National: GBR YH.FV24

Mapcode Global: VH5F1.P30F

Entry Name: Twyn Cerrig-Cadarn Round Cairn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1750

Cadw Legacy ID: BR105

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round barrow

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Merthyr Cynog

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a earthen built round barrow, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The monument is circular in plan and measures 28m in diameter and 2m high and has a modern military boundary marker set into the top. It lies in an area of grassland and is turf covered and largely undisturbed.

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. Barrows 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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