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Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00552m Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Ynysybwl and Coed-y-cwm Unitary authority : Rhondda, Cynon, Taff NGR : ST0119797424 Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age Cairn Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : A reed-covered mound showing occasional slabs of sandstone on the surface; edges not well defined. Damaged by a series of N-S furrows. Trig point in the middle. Just outside forestry fence
Description : A reed-covered mound showing occasional slabs of sandstone on the surface; edges not well defined. Damaged by a series of N-S furrows. Trig point in the middle. Just outside forestry fence Dimensions: c12m diameter, c0.8m high (1953) A partially turf-covered mound, slightly E of and below the highest point in the area. It is 11.8m N-S, 15m E-W and 0.8m high, and surmounted in the W by an OS trig pillar. The mound has been mutilated by Forestry Commission tractors. Although the area is very stony, a larger scatter is to be found on and around the mound. (Source 02) (1962/1976) On a mountain summit. It is 11.3m in diameter and 0.6m high. An apparent elongation to the NE is due to its situation on a rocky ridge. It is built of small slabs. One, upright, 0.6m long N-S and 0.1m thick, projects about 0.2m from the surface at the ESE. Other large slabs lying on the surface may have been pulled out from structural features. An OS triangulation pillar surmounts the cairn, and a forestry fence just touches the mound at the NE. (Source 01) (1979) The cairn, and surrounding ground, has been ridged by machinery which accounts for the surface scattering of slabs. (Source 04) (1985) The cairn lies on the ridge top, just to the west of Forestry Commission plantations, in a moorland field. It is 1m high, with a Trig point on the summit. The diameter is difficult to determine, as it has been furrowed in a NW-SE direction (some time ago), but is c12m. It isd turf- and reed-covered, with large slabs scattered all over its surface, and around it as well. (Source 06) GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project
01/PM List/RCAHM//1976/Glam Invent/No.382;
03/MM Record Card/OS//1978/ST 09 NW/;
02/MM Record Card/OS//1953/ST 09 NW 13/;
04/MM Record Card/OS//1979/ST 09 NW 13/;
05/MM Record Card/OS//1982/ST 09 NW 13/;
06/MM Desc Text/CADW/Whittle E/1985/AM 107/
PM Desc Text/Evans EM/2000/GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project
pm desc text/Forest Enterprise/1999/Welsh Heritage Assets Project - Contract 14
09/Desc Text/Cadw/Full Management Report/2007/Copy in further information file.