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Latitude: 52.6519 / 52°39'6"N
Longitude: -4.046 / 4°2'45"W
OS Eastings: 261689
OS Northings: 307980
OS Grid: SH616079
Mapcode National: GBR 8T.62F6
Mapcode Global: WH56Z.TLHW
Entry Name: Allt Lwyd Cairn II
Scheduled Date: 14 May 2003
Source ID: 3931
Cadw Legacy ID: ME215
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Llangelynin (Llangelynnin)
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument comprises a well-preserved and largely intact burial cairn, probably dating to the Early Bronze Age (c. 2000-1500 BC). It is 7m in diameter and stands 0.6m high. In the centre of the cairn are the remains of a stone box or cist" which once held the body or ashes of those interred in the monument. The cairn stands on the summit of Allt Lwyd with spectacular views over Bro Dysynni to the south and east.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential
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