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Y Capel Stone Circle

A Scheduled Monument in Dwyriw, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5894 / 52°35'22"N

Longitude: -3.4785 / 3°28'42"W

OS Eastings: 299937

OS Northings: 300098

OS Grid: SH999000

Mapcode National: GBR 9K.9XYD

Mapcode Global: WH68S.J5TP

Entry Name: Y Capel Stone Circle

Scheduled Date: 4 August 1977

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2647

Cadw Legacy ID: MG179

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Stone circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Dwyriw

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a stone circle, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC).

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. Stone circles are often 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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