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Ty'n y Graig round cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2579 / 52°15'28"N

Longitude: -3.5711 / 3°34'15"W

OS Eastings: 292861

OS Northings: 263357

OS Grid: SN928633

Mapcode National: GBR 9F.ZZBX

Mapcode Global: VH5CW.1HYY

Entry Name: Ty'n y Graig round cairn

Scheduled Date: 5 March 2008

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4302

Cadw Legacy ID: BR376

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

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 prominent knoll on the saddle between the hills of Cnwch and Crugian Bach, boasting fine views over the surrounding landscape, particularly over the lower ground to the S. The stone-built cairn is circular on plan and measures about 11m in diameter and 0.9m in height. Although it has been disturbed in the past - the capstone and a disturbed central cist are visible - the majority of the base of the cairn remains largely 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 structural evidence and intact burial or ritual deposits.

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 25m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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