CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 1311 - Allor Cairn I
Scheduled Ancient Monument Mg209(POW)

NGR :- SH89840040 (SH80SE)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Llanbrynmair
Prefered site type :- Bronze Age - Round barrow (Structure - Damaged )

Cairn some 14.5m east-west by 13.0m north-south and 0.7m high. It is composed of flaggy sandstone blocks within a kerb setting, 1.0m wide and upto 0.8m high (CPAT, 1987). Some 9.0m in diameter with 14 stones of which 12 are probably in situ (OS, 1977). It is disturbed on the east side with a 0.3m square dry stone, possible grouse butt built into the northeast quadrant (CPAT, 1987). Some modern dumping is in the southeast quadrant (CPAT, 1987). It was excavated in about 1860 (PRN 39915), which revealed a cist with bones (RCAHM, 1911). It is sited on a local summit. See also PRN 6163. It was formerly scheduled in error as SAM Mg067.

It is located on unimproved moorland and consists of a circle of large stones with smaller boulders inside and in between the larger stones. These all stand on top of an enclosure c.15.0m north-south. The cairn is very disturbed and inside is a hollow c.1.0m deep on the northeast side. On the eastern side the existing large cairn stones have been augmented by the addition of other smaller stones upon and in between them, whilst on the southern side stones have been added to form a wind-break (Cadw, 1998)

Sources:-
AMB map , 1980 , SAM MG209 , 1:10560
Brassil, K survey , 1987 , ,
CPAT visit form , 1978 , ,
CPAT visit form , 1978-87 , ,
CPAT visit form , 1987 , ,
Cadw map , 1986 , SAM MG209 , 1:2500
Cadw AM107 , 1998 , ,
OS map , 1888 , , 25 inch
OS record card , 1977 , SH80SE 4 , Photographs
RCAHM , 1911 , Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouth I - County of Montgomery , 64

Events:-
Excavation Unknown / 1860(/ /) -
Visit CPAT / 1978(27/10/1978) -
Visit CPAT / 1987(13/02/1987) -
Visit Cadw / 1987(20/11/1987) -
Visit Cadw / 1993(08/01/1993) -
Visit Cadw / 1998(09/01/1998) - Moorland Pasture

Finds:-
0 / Human bone / Bone / Bronze Age ? / / () - IN CIST. PRESUMABLY PART OF BURIAL. FROM C.1860 EXC (UN.)

record created 31/12/1981 , last updated 11/02/2004
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2004 (and in part Crown, 2004)



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