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CAIRN WEST OF CRAIG-Y-DUFFRYN (1 OF 4)
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00138g Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Henllys Unitary authority : Torfaen NGR : ST25119273 Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age Round barrow cemetery Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : A large bell shaped mound situated in dense forestry standing quite high and with a regularly defined perimeter; no ditch or kerbstones were evident. The top of the mound has been excavated to a depth of 2m, recent colluvial movements have exposed a pred
Description : A large bell shaped mound situated in dense forestry standing quite high and with a regularly defined perimeter; no ditch or kerbstones were evident. The top of the mound has been excavated to a depth of 2m, recent colluvial movements have exposed a predominantly stone layered internal construction. The top of the mound is moss and grass covered while the rest of the mound, shielded from the sun by the forestry plantation, is covered in leaf litter. The general area of forestry is currently being harvested; the mound has been fenced off with high visibility tape. Dimensions: diameter 21.3m; height 2.35m- 2.6m (1957) Group of four cairns, in an area of mountain pasture (with 139-41G). 138G (ST 25119273): Well shaped, with a diameter of 21m and a height of 2.3m. It is grass covered and has a poorly defined berm 2.5m wide and an excavation hollow on top with a diameter of 3m and a depth of 1m. (Source 01)
(1987) The cairns are in very dense forestry. There is no access to them and a visit was impossible. (Source 03) GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project 2003
04/PM List/Lillie MC/1991/Bronze Age Gwent (University of Nottingham dissertation) p58
02/PM Desc Text/Pickford JAF/1946/Between Mountain & Marsh/p31
03/MM Desc Text/Cadw/Whittle E/1987
01/MM Record Card/OS/1957/ST 29 SE 7/A
Pm desc text/Evans EM/2003/GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project
Desc Text/Cadw/Full Management Report/2007/Copy in further information file.
Events : E002383 : Uplands Survey Mynydd Maen and Mynydd Henllys, Gwent SUR (year : 1997) E004581 : Forest Enterprise Welsh Heritage Assets Project:Rhondda/St Gwynno (year : 1999)