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Waun Tincer round cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfrynach, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8249 / 51°49'29"N

Longitude: -3.494 / 3°29'38"W

OS Eastings: 297134

OS Northings: 215085

OS Grid: SN971150

Mapcode National: GBR YJ.WCYR

Mapcode Global: VH5G1.DD7D

Entry Name: Waun Tincer round cairn

Scheduled Date: 9 November 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4267

Cadw Legacy ID: BR342

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llanfrynach

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 S-facing slopes above and to the W of the Afon y Waun. The stone-built cairn is circular on plan with a well-defined edge and measures about 8.5m in diameter and up to 0.5m in height.

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 and environmental and structural evidence. The topographic association of the cairn with both several other Bronze Age burial cairns and the fragmentary survival of likely contemporary settlement sites and field systems further enhances the importance of the site.

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 22m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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