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BRYNBYCHAN CAIRN

Site Details


NPRN 94651

Map Reference ST09NE

Grid Reference ST06329891

Unitary (Local) Authority Merthyr Tydfil

Old County Glamorgan

Community Merthyr Vale

Type of Site RING CAIRN (POSSIBLE)

Broad Class Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Period Bronze Age

Site Description Cadw SAM No.=GM286
NAR ST09NE1
This ring cairn is defined by a spread turf-covered stony mound, 0.5m high and with a diameter 19.2m. Traces of banking are evident on the N and E, and large stones are visible on the N and W perimeter. A ruined cist lies at centre and a OS trig pillar lies on the SE bank.
A transmission tower has recently been constructed to the immediate E of the cairn.

visited D.K.Leighton 16.08.1989

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