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Mynnydd y Garth 4Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00485w
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Pontardawe
NGR : SN7101107685
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age Cairn
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument
A loose heap of rounded and angular stones, mainly no greater than 0.3m, limestone and quartz conglomerate; the edges are rather grass-grown. At the N and NW, part of the kerb is visible, taking the form of thin slabs of sandstone 0.35-0.75m long.
A loose heap of rounded and angular stones, mainly no greater than 0.3m, limestone and quartz conglomerate; the edges are rather grass-grown. At the N and NW, part of the kerb is visible, taking the form of thin slabs of sandstone 0.35-0.75m long set within the mass of stone (ie the kerbstones do not (now) define the edges of the cairn); most of visible kerbstones are set upright, but a few are horizontal and have been built into a coursed arrangement. The centre is dug out into a hole, overgrown with bilberries, which measures 0.6m at bottom, with possible lining slab on N side 0.4m across; top of hole is c1.6m across. This cairn is not intervisible with cairn 483w, though they are so close that they are classed as a pair. c12.0m diameter; c 0.1m high GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites survey 2001.
(1956) A circular cairn composed of large stones . It is 12.0m in diameter and 1.0m high. A hollow in the centre of the top extends to ground level but no cist is visible. (Source 04)
( 1960) Located and surveyed (Source 02)
(1963/1976) 290 m above O.D. A circular cairn, 10.4 m in diameter and 0.6 m high. At the centre is a crater with raised rim caused by the flinging out of stones. (Source 01)
(1977) As RCAHM (Source 05)
(1982) No change . Situated on the south of the summit of a north to south ridge at 290m OD. A kerb of large stones is exposed around the northwest quadrant. (Source 03)
Cadw , New Entry to the Schedule of Monuments
01/ PM list// RCAHM/// 1976/ Glam Invent/ p 59 No 74
02/ MM Record card/ OS/// 1960/ SN 70 NW 8/
03/ MM Record card/ OS/// 1982/ SN 70 NW 8/
04/ MM Record card/ OS/// 1957/ SN 70 SW 8/
05/ MM Record card/ OS/// 1977/ SN 70 SW 8/
E002399 : Uplands Survey in Neath and Port Talbot region SUR (year : 1998)
Related PRNs : 483w
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