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Rhondda Cynon Taff

<b>Rhondda Cynon Taff</b>Posted by thesweetcheatMynydd Ton © A. Brookes (17.7.2010)
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The Beacons Round Barrow(s)
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Cadair Fawr Cairn(s)
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Cadair Fawr (South) Cairn(s)
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Caerau Hillfort, Rhiwsaeson Hillfort
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Carn-y-Pigwn Round Cairn
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Cefn-y-Rhondda Cairn(s)
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Cefn Gwyngul Round Cairn
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Cefn Sychbant Ring Cairn
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Cefn Sychbant Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Cefn y Llethr Hir Round Cairn
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Coed-Pen-Maen Common Cist
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Craig-y-Ddinas (Pontneddfechan) Promontory Fort
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Cwm Ian Cairn(s)
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Garn Las (Troed y Rhiw) Round Cairn
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Garreg Lwyd Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Graig y Gilfach Enclosure
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Gwersyll Hillfort
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Hirwaun Common Cairn(s)
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Lle'r Gaer Enclosure
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Llyn Fawr
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Maindy Camp Hillfort
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Mynydd-y-glog Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Mynydd Aberdare Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Brith-weunydd Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Cefngyngon Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Mynydd Pen-y-Graig Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Ton Cairn(s)
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Mynydd Tynewydd Cairn(s)
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Mynydd yr Eglwys Cairn(s)
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Mynydd y Gelli Stone Circle
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Naboth's Vineyard Round Barrow(s)
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Nant Maden Kerbed Cairn
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Nant Melyn Cairn(s)
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Pant Sychbant Round Cairn
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Pant Waungorrwg Ring Cairn
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Penrhiw Cradoc Round Cairn
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Pen Craig Abercwmboi Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
Perthgelyn Cairn(s)
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Pont Lluest-wen Round Cairn
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Rhondda Fach Cairn(s)
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Rhos Gwawr Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Tarren Maerdy Cairn(s)
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Twyn-y-glog Cairn(s)
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Twyn Blaenant Ring Cairn
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Twyn Bryn Glas Cairn(s)
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Twyn Hywel Round Cairn
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Carn-y-Wiwer (Ynyshir) Cairn(s)
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Penrhiw Fer Standing Stone / Menhir
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Pont-y-Pridd Rocking Stone Rocking Stone
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Taff's Well Sacred Well
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Tarren Deusant Carving
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Twyn-y-Gwynt Chambered Tomb

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Fine overview (with pictures) of the cairns on the main uplands either side of the Rhondda valleys.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
7th June 2013ce
Edited 9th June 2013ce

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Maindy Camp (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Maindy Camp</b>Posted by juamei juamei Posted by juamei
25th March 2018ce

Mynydd-y-glog (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Miscellaneous

Guess it's somewhat of a cliché to state that those with the loudest voices very often have the least to say. Nevertheless - in my opinion - it's true. Suffice to note I'm therefore not a fan of Noel Gallagher's little brother. Or, as it happens, rappers spouting platitudes which merely highlight perceived moral and intellectual shortcomings. Yeah, class will speak for itself. A bit like, from an archaeological perspective at least, the silence which pervades the sprawling mass of Mynydd-y-glog.

Situated in the transitional 'no man's land' between the seriously compromised industrial valleys and the beautiful, wild uplands of Fforest Fawr and, furthermore, rising to a perfunctory 1,277ft, Mynydd-y-glog must've sacked its tourist liaison officer years ago. Nothing to do. In fact one may well be tempted to ask why anyone would want to come here? It is a question well worth asking, however, particularly should one have an interest in the human story of what is now South Wales. For here, upon these unassuming slopes, sits a quite magnificent collection of Bronze Age upland cairns. According to RCAHMW [David Leighton, 2/9/2011]:

"...Eight round cairns lie in positions locally elevated to a greater or lesser degree. All have been disturbed... Around these lie a further eight round cairns, likewise disturbed.. A ‘simple’ ring cairn lies on a terrace on the north-west, and on the south... is a low circular mound, only faintly visible, with a gently dished interior suggesting perhaps a more elaborate ring is concealed here. Both are undisturbed... On the north side of the mountain are cairnfields and traces of settlements and field systems which extend across Pant Sychbant and Cwm Cadlan, areas which also contain sepulchral monuments. Cairnfields can also be found on the west side of the mountain..."

So, 18 monuments... with more potentially subsumed within the peat? Whatever, far too many to list individual characteristics here. Instead I'd recommend the curious Citizen Cairn'd contemplates a field visit. Take the Cwm Cadlan road exiting the A4059 at Penderyn and, shortly after a sharp right, follow a public footpath heading beyond the farm of Wernlas to ascend toward the summit of the hill, the latter crowned by an OS trig pillar. And quite a bit else.
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
18th February 2018ce

Penrhiw Cradoc (Round Cairn) — Images

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Penrhiw Fer (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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