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Cairn 200m south east of Foel Ystrodur Fawr

A Scheduled Monument in Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8898 / 52°53'23"N

Longitude: -3.7612 / 3°45'40"W

OS Eastings: 281601

OS Northings: 333940

OS Grid: SH816339

Mapcode National: GBR 65.PYNK

Mapcode Global: WH673.6M6F

Entry Name: Cairn 200m SE of Foel Ystrodur Fawr

Scheduled Date: 16 August 2006

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1179

Cadw Legacy ID: ME256

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Round cairn

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanuwchllyn

Traditional County: Merionethshire


The monument comprises the remains of a small burial cairn, probably dating to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 BC - 800 BC). It is located on a terrace towards the bottom of the SE facing flank of Foel Ystrodur Fawr in an enclosed field of unimproved upland grazing. The terrace overlooks a wet and boggy plateau of moorland. The cairn is circular in shape on plan and measures c. 5.5m in diameter. The cairn is shallow and rounded in profile, measuring c. 0.4m tall.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual. The monument is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both intact burial or ritual deposits and structural evidence. The cairn is c. 750m W of, and possibly associated with, Scheduled Monument No. ME199, a prehistoric hut circle settlement. The cairn is located in a wet and boggy position and may retain palaeo-environmental and dating evidence.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is circular and measures 10m in diameter.

Source: Cadw

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