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BWLCH CERRIG DUON CIST

Site Details




NPRN
403096
Map Reference
SN82SE
Grid Reference
SN85682272
Unitary (Local) Authority
Powys
Old County
Brecknockshire
Community
Llywel
Type of Site
CIST
Broad Class
RELIGIOUS RITUAL AND FUNERARY
Period
Bronze Age

Site Description
The Bwlch Cerrig Duon Cist now lies near a lay-by on the east side of the road from Trecastell to Tafarn-y-garreg (about 25m from the road). It consists of a slab 1.15m long (from east to west), 0.5m high and 0.12m thick set along the south side of a linear hollow 1.75m long, 0.4m wide and 0.1m deep. Two smaller stones lying close by are perhaps fragments of other cist members. It lies on a platform measuring from 25-30m across projecting from the valley side. There are no obvious traces of a cairn but the site's proximity to the road and the undulating character of the platform suggest a former cist-cairn quarried away for road construction.

D.K.Leighton, RCAHMW, 17 October 2007

ex inf. A.Davies, Pontypool
  
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