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Latitude: 52.9207 / 52°55'14"N
Longitude: -4.2161 / 4°12'58"W
OS Eastings: 251105
OS Northings: 338215
OS Grid: SH511382
Mapcode National: GBR 5L.N290
Mapcode Global: WH55K.6VLB
Entry Name: Caer-Dynni Burial Chamber
Source ID: 3165
Cadw Legacy ID: CN081
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Chambered long cairn
Community: Criccieth (Cricieth)
Built-Up Area: Criccieth
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The monument consists of the remains of a chambered long cairn, dating to early Neolithic (c. 4,200BC - 3,000BC). A long cairn is a roughly rectangular or trapezoidal mound of stone, usually between 25m and 120m long, with a length exceeding twice its greatest width. The mound may be edged with a timber or stone revetment, and they contain one or more stone or wooden burial chambers.
The site on the Morannedd Estates lies between the shore line and Porthmadog Road, the small rectangular chamber which measures 1.5m long and 0.6m wide is formed made by five upright stones, of which only two are complete and are characterised with cup-marks. The large capstone now rests on the only these southern uprights with its northern edge resting on the ground. The chamber is surrounded by a stony mound, which is accentuated by natural outcrops of rock with the remains of a kerb 2m further south.
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 environmental and structural evidence. Chambered long 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.
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