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Allt Lwyd Cairn II

A Scheduled Monument in Llangelynin (Llangelynnin), Gwynedd

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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: Cadw

Source ID: 3931

Cadw Legacy ID: ME215

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

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

Source: Cadw

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