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CROES Y BWLCHGWYN ROUND CAIRN
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00111m Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Garw Valley Unitary authority : Bridgend NGR : SS8891390791 Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age Cairn Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : Grass-covered mound cut through by an irregular E-W gully and a hole in the W side in which stone (sandstone) can be seen. Otherwise entirely covered in vegetation. Difficult to define edges. In a clearing in mature forest.
Description : Grass-covered mound cut through by an irregular E-W gully and a hole in the W side in which stone (sandstone) can be seen. Otherwise entirely covered in vegetation. Difficult to define edges. In a clearing in mature forest. Dimensions: ?c7.5m diameter; c0.5m (28-05-1956) Situated on high ground. A possible round barrow, 12m in diameter and 0.7m high. It has been much mutilated and there is no evidence of a ditch. Site now lies within impenetrable fir forest. (Source 01) (13-06-1956) Round cairn 30' in diameter and 3' in height. Disturbed on north side, signs of ditch on south. (Source 03) (1986) Situated on the W side of the ridge-top in dense forestry plantation just to the N of a forest ride. There is no access to it. It is grass and bilberry covered, 8m in diameter and 1m high. The surface is uneven, especially on the N side. (Source 04) GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project
01/MM Record Card/OS//1956/SS 89 SE 9/;
02/MM Record Card/OS//1982/SS 89 SE 9/;
03/MM Desc Text/Cadw/Whittle E/17.01.86 AM7/SS 89 SE/
PM Desc Text/Evans EM/2000/GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project