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PENMOELALLT

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 01178m
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Site Type : Cairn
Period : Bronze Age
Community : Hirwaun
NGR : SO0029609112
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
Possible cairn at the top of what appears to be a local summit. Raised rim, which drops towards interior for a depth of c 0.5m all round except for a small area at the SE side which is raised to the same level as the rim, and a small area at the N, whi

Description :
Possible cairn at the top of what appears to be a local summit. Raised rim, which drops towards interior for a depth of c 0.5m all round except for a small area at the SE side which is raised to the same level as the rim, and a small area at the N, which is less raised; it then rises again at the centre. Very largely overgrown with vegetation; where stones are visible they consist of loose angular blocks of grey limestone mostly no more than 0.4m across. Doubt arises as to whether this is really a cairn because similar blocks occur naturally in irregular curving swathes elsewhere in the vicinity, and because there are a couple of large blocks c 1m across (?bedrock) just beyond the N side of the ?cairn; however, the naturally occurring stone deposit occur at or below the level of the surrounding vegetation and do not form a compact raised mass, as here. In a cleared area, but there are a number of self-sown saplings on it. Dimensions: 10.7m diameter, c0.8m high
Large cairn, C.90ft diameter by 6ft high. Site is undefinable as it is in dense forest, with no access.
GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project

Sources :
02/MM Desc Text/CADW/Whittle E/1985/AM 107/;
01/PM List//Welsh Office/1974//165;
03/MM Record Card/OS//1984/SO 00 NW 33/
PM Desc Text/Evans EM/2000/GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Project
Cadw ref no. 18/2626/BR165(RCT)
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
CPAT forest enterprise project phase II 1998
Forest Enterprise Welsh Heritage Assets Project Phase II

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