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Cairn at Garn Lwyd (Llangeinor Common 3)
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00058m Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Garw Valley Unitary authority : Bridgend NGR : SS9199190149 Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age Cairn Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : Circular heap of grey sandstone with grass-covered edges and dug out in the middle, revealing that it is at least 0.8m thick from the top to the lowest point of the cutting; the stones appear to go below the present level of the surrounding ground. Most
Description : Circular heap of grey sandstone with grass-covered edges and dug out in the middle, revealing that it is at least 0.8m thick from the top to the lowest point of the cutting; the stones appear to go below the present level of the surrounding ground. Most of the sandstone blocks are under 0.3m across, but there are some larger ones, particularly in the cutting. Intervisible with cairns 57m and 347m. Not a ring cairn, though it was described as such by RCAHMW. Dimensions: 12.0m diameter; c0.5m high (1956) Sited just below the crest of a hill, the cairn is much mutilated and the centre has ben scooped out. It has a diameter of 14.0m and a maximum height of 0.3m. (Source 02) (1965/1976) A ring cairn on ground falling fairly steeply to the NE. The ring is formed by a bank of medium-sized boulders, about 2.5m wide and 0.3m high, 11.6m in diameter overall. The centre has been dug out. (Source 01) (1982) The siting of the cairn is unusual, being on a steep slope. It measures 14.0m overall down the slope (SW-NE) and 12.5m transversely. The only evidence for it being a ring cairn is a short length of possible bank on the NW. Tthere is much loose stone, particularly on the N and S sides, which may be the result of clearance. (Source 04) (1985) The cairn is situated high up on the north-east facing slope of the ridge, on open moorland. It consists of an oval bank of turf and stones c 0.3m high, 12m east-west and 10m north-south in diamater. There is no bank on the upper, west side. The stones are spread over irregular area on the north and south sides of the cairn, being spread widest on the north side. In the middle there is a rectilinear reed-filled hole, aligned east-west, 5m long, 1.2m wide and 0.7m deep. It is full of stones. Its sides are vertical and the bottom is flat. (Source 06) GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project