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Carn-y-Wiwer (Ynyshir)


<b>Carn-y-Wiwer (Ynyshir)</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (26.5.2014)
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Nearest Town:Pontypridd (5km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   ST02689415 / Sheet: 170
Latitude:51° 38' 13.94" N
Longitude:   3° 24' 23.19" W

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Cairnfield of small cairns, presumably clearance cairns in the main.

Coflein/RCAHMW suggests it may be post Medieval, but Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust have assigned a Bronze Age date. The site is certainly very similar to other Bronze Age cairn-fields in South Wales.

There is one possible funerary cairn at ST0276794150, described by GGAT as:

"Cairn in Carn y Wiwer cairnfield. Roughly circular with flat top, much better marked than other cairns in the group. Edges grass-covered, but the top has been denuded of vegetation (probably through placing of black plastic on top) revealing a mass of small pieces of sandstone (0.1m) set in dark earth. Dimensions: 5.7m diameter, c0.3m high."
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
14th July 2014ce
Edited 14th July 2014ce