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Barclodiad-y-Gawres Round Cairn

A Scheduled Monument in Llanfairfechan, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.226 / 53°13'33"N

Longitude: -3.9229 / 3°55'22"W

OS Eastings: 271730

OS Northings: 371607

OS Grid: SH717716

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z.0MKH

Mapcode Global: WH54B.Q55Q

Entry Name: Barclodiad-y-Gawres Round Cairn

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 558

Cadw Legacy ID: CN131

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Conwy

Community: Llanfairfechan

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


The monument comprises the remains of a group of cairns which forms part of the larger group all along the track at Bwlch-y-Ddeufaen. Barclodiad-y-Gawres is the most noticeable of the cairns, having survived as a largish heap of stones, and this is presumably why it is sufficiently well known to have a name. The rest are larger or smaller earthfast spreads of stone. One of this group may in fact be the remains of a building.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric funerary and ritual practice . The site forms an important element within the wider later prehistoric context and within the surrounding landscape. The site is well preserved and retains considerable archaeological potential.

Source: Cadw

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