The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Cefn Bryn (West)



Extensive group of cairns on the western end of the Cefn Bryn ridge (centred on the 154m trig point). Coflein descriptions:

Little Hillend Barrow (SS47919058)

A cairn, 5.0m in diameter and 0.3-0.1m high, disturbed on the S. Thought to be sepulchral rather than a clearance feature.

Stonwold E Cairn (SS48089047)

A cairn, 7.0m in diameter and 0.2m high, set on a false crest facing N.

Stonwold E Ring Cairn (SS48169037)

A cairn-rim, or ring cairn, 14.3m in diameter, 1.5m wide and 0.2m high, mutilated to the ESE.

Cefn Bryn SW Cairn (SS48559039)

A fragmentary circular bank, 14m in diameter, 3.0m wide and 0.4m high, thought to be a cairn-rim, although possibly a ring cairn.

Cefn Bryn W Cairn (SS48589051)

A cairn, 10m in diameter and 0.7m high, having four earthfast stones, c.1.0m high, set about its perimeter.

Additional info from GGAT:

Oval mound, entirely grass-grown but set around with quartz conglomerate blocks at N (0.45x0.45m), NE (0.7x0.5m), W (0.7x0.4m) and S (0.9x0.9m); the southern block is 0.4m high, but the others are set well into the ground. N of the N stone, at a distance of 1.7m, is an orthostat 0.8x0.7m area and 0.9m high, with a scatter of small boulders in the ground around it to the N. Height difficult to gauge because of growth of gorse bushes on top. 10.6m (E-W) x 9.8m, c0.3m high.

Cefn Bryn Central Cairn II (SS48729081)

A round cairn, 6.0m in diameter and 0.7m high, along with Nprn305539, may be a sepulchral monument or a clearance element of field system Nprn305541.

Cefn Bryn Central Cairn I (SS48729067)

A round cairn, 6.5m in diameter and 0.4m high.

Cefn Bryn Field System (SS48759052)

Nine clearance heaps, 3.0-11m in diameter and 0.3-0.5m high, and a possible house site, possibly a further clearance feature, set on the summit and N facing slope of a rounded knoll. Two cairns, recorded as sepulchral, Nprns305539, 305540, may also be elements of this system.

Nant Freedown Ring Cairn (SS48849070)

A ring cairn, or cairn rim, 12.2m in diameter, 1.2-1.8m wide and 0.2m high, apparently classified as a ring cairn with a filled-in interior.

Great Cairn Ring Cairn I (SS49069072)

A fully excavated subcircular enclosure, c.10m by 9.0m, defined by a kerbed stony bank, c.2.0m wide and 0.4m high, having original entrances to the N and S, the last blocked in antiquity. Placed centrally in the enclosure was a pit containing charcoal, bone and organic material, thought to represent a token redeposition; two fire sites were noted against the inside of the bank.

Great Cairn Ring Cairn II (SS49069069)

A fully excavated subcircular enclosure, 10.8m by 10.7m overall, defined by a stoney bank, kerbed internally, 1.2-3.0m wide and 0.4-0.6m high; a small pit immediately within the NE bank was sealed by a slab; the single S entrance had been deliberately blocked and an attempt made to continue the kerbing across its site, subsequent to this the interior of the enclosure had been filled with stones.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
2nd April 2012ce
Edited 25th March 2015ce

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to add a comment