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MYNYDD CAERAU (LLYNDWR FAWR 6)

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00106m
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Maesteg
Unitary authority : Bridgend
NGR : SS8906894442
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age Round barrow
Status : Scheduled Monument

Summary :
One of a group of six cairns over the summit of Llyndwr Fawr (PRN 4559m). Roughly oval mound with very indistinct edges and a flat top; probing reveals no stone, only c0.5m peat. Extensive views over surrounding ridges to sea.

Description :
One of a group of six cairns over the summit of Llyndwr Fawr (PRN 4559m). Roughly oval mound with very indistinct edges and a flat top; probing reveals no stone, only c0.5m peat. Extensive views over surrounding ridges to sea. Dimensions: 15.1m (NW-SE) x 12.4m; c0.5m high
(1956) One of eight ditchless, grass-covered round barrows situated on the top of a hill; diameter 14.0 m, 0.4m high. (Source 02)
(1962/1976) One of nine cairns on a fairly level broad summit; all turf covered; lower mounds tend to be flat-topped rather than bowl-shaped. 106m is 12.2m in diameter, 0.6m high. (Source 01)
(1986) The cairns, nine in all, are situated on and just below the summit of the hill on open moorland. Six, d-h, are in a SW-NE line across the summit. SAM Gm 232g = PRN 106m is a low cairn, 15m in diameter and 0.3m high. (Source 05)
Mounds lie in bracken on level ground of the common. Parallel & 2m apart. Faint traces of side ditches, the central one shared, largely obscured by recent dumping (?Date; ?source)
GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project

Sources :
01/PM List/RCHM//1976/Glam Invent/No.291/;
02/MM Record Card/OS//1956/SS 89 SE 7/;
03/PM Mention//Brown R.L/1979/Town Cymer Afan Hist Soc/Vol.2
04/MM Record Card/OS//1976/SS 89 SE 7/;
05/MM Desc Text/Cadw/Whittle E/28.01.86 AM7/SS 89 SE/
PM Desc Text/Evans EM/2000/GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project

Events :

Related PRNs : 100m-109m, 4558m, 4559m

Compiled date : 01-02-1977


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