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CARN PENTYLE HIR

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00458m
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Aberdare
Unitary authority : Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
NGR : SO0196905271
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age Cairn
Status : Scheduled Monument

Summary :
One of a group of three cairns near the summit of Mynydd Aberdare (PRN4567m). A loose heap of blocks, slabs and boulders up to 0.6m across, mainly of sandstone and some quartzite; partly grass-covered. It is no longer possible to distinguish the kerbin

Description :
One of a group of three cairns near the summit of Mynydd Aberdare (PRN4567m). A loose heap of blocks, slabs and boulders up to 0.6m across, mainly of sandstone and some quartzite; partly grass-covered. It is no longer possible to distinguish the kerbing and possible remains of the cist noted by RCAHMW in 1966, although a couple of large slabs up to 0.7m across can be seen in the middle and may represent the remains of the cist. It is situated on a very marked false crest at the top of a very steep hillside. Dimensions: 7.6m diameter, c0.6m high
(1966/1976) On the W end of a rounded moorland ridge, with wide views to W and S. A circular cairn of stones and slabs, 6.1m in diameter and 0.6m high, with traces of a kerb of large boulders. A slight hollow in the centre contains two loose slabs, possibly from a destroyed cist. An inner ring of what appears to be drystone walling, exposed by recent excavation on the S and SE is probably only the overlapping edges of the slabs of which the cairn is built. (Source 01)
(1979) Carn Pentyle-hir is situated on the west slope of a steep-sided ridge. It is generally as described by the RCAHM, except that the kerb of boulders and central hollow have been obscured by modern stone dumping. (Source 02)
(1985) A small cairn, 0.5m high, covered with grass and bilberries, with a hole in the middle. Some large slabs of stone are showing on the bank, and smaller ones inside the hole. (Source 05)
GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project

Sources :
PM Desc Text/Evans EM/2000/GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project
02/MM Record Card/OS/1979/SO 00 NW 22
01/PM List/RCHM/1976/Glam Invent/No 132
03/MM Record Card/OS/1982/SO 00 NW 22
07/MM Map/RCAHM/1992/A124-67;A127-66;A124-68
04/MM Map/Cadw/1987/1:2500
06/PM Desc Text/Glamorgan County History vol II p411
05/MM Desc Text/Cadw/Whittle E/1989/AM107
09/Desc Text/Cadw/ Full Management Report/2006/ Copy in further information file

Events :
E000534 : CARN PENTYLE HIR, UNSPECIFIED EXCAVATION (year : )

Related PRNs : 445m, 459m, 4567m

Compiled date : 01-06-1977


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