CRUG-YR-AFAN

Site Details



NPRN
301286
Map Reference
SS99NW
Grid Reference
SS92039544
Unitary (Local) Authority
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Treorchy
Type of Site
CAIRN
Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Period
Bronze Age

Site Description

A complex monument consisting of a cental clayey mound, 20.5m in diameter and 0.9m with, having a level summit, 13.5m in diameter, upon which rests a cairn, c.10m in diameter and 0.9m high, said to have been enclosed by upright stones, this is centrally disturbed with a small recent cairn set upon it. The whole is encircled by a ditch, c.28.4m in diameter.
Excavation, in 1902, revealed a cist cut into the subsoil, containing, burnt bone, a bronze model dagger and possible curated bone.
(source Os495card; SS99NW4)
RCAHMW AP945103/42
J.Wiles 17.01.03

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