GARREG LAS ROUND CAIRNS, CAIRN I

Site Details



NPRN
417946
Map Reference
SO32NW
Grid Reference
SO30892562
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Crucorney
Type of Site
CAIRN
Broad Class
Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Period
Bronze Age

Site Description

Situated on Hatterrall Hill on the eastern flanks of the Black Mountains, the Garreg Las round cairns are well-preserved, largely intact burial monuments of the Early Bronze Age. The monuments are made up of turf-covered heaps of boulders. The first cairn, cairn I is oval and measures some 10m by 8m and stands 0.5m. The second cairn, further to the west, cairn II, is round, measuring 8m in diameter and 0.5m high, with a central robbing pit 2m in diameter. Closely associated with Hatterrall Hill Enclosure (NPRN: 306449) and Hatterrall Hill Cross Ridge Wall (NPRN: 306448).

Source: Cadw Schedule Ancient Monument Record (Ref: MM302)


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