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Y Gribin Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llangynog (LLangynog), Powys

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Latitude: 52.8279 / 52°49'40"N

Longitude: -3.4296 / 3°25'46"W

OS Eastings: 303771

OS Northings: 326555

OS Grid: SJ037265

Mapcode National: GBR 6M.TTN1

Mapcode Global: WH78S.952W

Entry Name: Y Gribin Round Cairn

Scheduled Date: 15 December 2008

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1281

Cadw Legacy ID: MG334

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Llangynog (LLangynog)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument comprises the remains of a small round cairn, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c.2300 BC - 800 BC). It is situated on a local summit of a NW-SE aligned ridge known as Y Gribin in an area of unimproved upland grazing. The small burial cairn is circular in shape on plan and measures about 5m in diameter and a maximum of 0.5m in height on the SE (downslope) side. The cairn has been disturbed in the past and a cist exposed. The stone built cist is aligned N-S and measures 2m in length, 1.3m in width and 0.6m in depth.

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 structural and environmental evidence, together with intact ritual deposits.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 20m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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