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CARN CAGLAU CAIRN, NEATH PORT TALBOT

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00573w
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Resolven
NGR : SN8607000440
Site Type (preferred type first) : Bronze Age Round barrow
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
A well-marked mound covered in grass apart from the centre, where the remains of a central cist appear. This has been filled with flat slabs of sandstone up to 0.5m across, but on the NE side is the top of what may have been the lining of the cist.

Description :
A well-marked mound covered in grass apart from the centre, where the remains of a central cist appear. This has been filled with flat slabs of sandstone up to 0.5m across, but on the NE side is the top of what may have been part of the lining of the cist, an earthfast nearly vertical slab 0.35m wide. The central area of stone covers a roughly rectangular area 1.8m NE-SW x 1.0m. A couple of large slabs can be seen on the edge of the N side of the mound, but it is not clear if these are kerbstones. An iron marker post marked D on the NE side and W on the SW side is driven into the mound just to the SE of the centre. Situated towards the end of a ride near its junction with a track. The RCAHMW description of 1958 describes a capstone measuring 1.2m by 0.9m over the filled-in cist, noted by them as measuring probably about 1.2m square. The site now lies in forestry, towards the end of a ride near its junction with a trackway. 10.1m diameter; c0.9m high GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites survey 2001.

(1956) A very much mutilated grass covered cairn situated on high ground . It has a diameter of 10.0m and a height of 0.5m. Some stones have been heaped on its top. ( Source 05 )
On broad moorland summits N of Glyncorrwg.
(1958 /1976) On broad moorland summits N of Glyncorrwg, Carn Caglau, on the summit of Moel yr Hyrddod at about 490m above OD It is 9.8m in diameter and 0.4m high, composed of small stones, grass covered. At the centre are the ruins of a cist, probably about 1.2m square, orientated NE - SW , from which the capstone measuring 1.2m by 0.9m has been removed and subsequently replaced after a filling of stone. The ground has been much disturbed around the N, W and S sides, and a large fence post has been driven into the cairn. (Source 02 )
(1961) Its condition is as described in 1956 , 25'' survey made ( Source 03 )
(1982) No change ( Source 04 )
(1999) Ring cairn sited on small rise adjacent to FE road junction. Cairn has been disturbed in the centre. Near destroyed. Area is covered in grass on edge of plantation. (Source 01)

Sources :
01/ Forest Enterprise Welsh Heritage Assets Project Phase III
02/ PM list// RCAHM/// 1976/ Glam Invent/ p 65 No. 114
03/ MM Record card/ OS/// 1961/ SN 80 SE 1/
04/ MM Record card/ OS/// 1982/ SN 80 SE 1/
05/ MM Record card/ OS/// 1957/ SN 80 SE 1/
Forest Enterprise Welsh Heritage Assets Project Phase III

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