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Latitude: 52.9568 / 52°57'24"N
Longitude: -3.5009 / 3°30'3"W
OS Eastings: 299272
OS Northings: 340992
OS Grid: SH992409
Mapcode National: GBR 6J.KN36
Mapcode Global: WH66V.6Y53
Entry Name: Caer Euni Stone Circles
Source ID: 2462
Cadw Legacy ID: ME040
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Kerb cairn
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument comprises the remains of two cairn circles, which probably date to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The northern kerb cairn circle is the larger of the two, comprising 22 large boulders with a circumference measuring approximately 45 meters. Excavations in 1971 revealed a ring of boulders, surrounding a level stone built platform, beneath which was a layer containing pottery, charcoal and flints; suggesting an occupation site that was replaced by a ritual, sepulchral monument. The southern cairn circle comprises three concentric rings of boulders, with cairn material in between. The centre is a level area, approximately 3.2 meters in diameter and is occupied by a single slab of earthfast rock. The two outer circles retain only a few boulders, but the inner circle is nearly complete.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The features are an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retain significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Cairns may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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