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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
Source ID: 558
Cadw Legacy ID: CN131
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
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.
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